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    Kenai to hold public hearing on ordinance to secure public confidence in borough elections

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    In order to ensure greater public confidence in local elections, Kenai Borough Assemblyman Jesse Bjorkman has introduced an ordinance, which is up for a public hearing on June 15. It addresses multiple issues regarding election integrity.

    Kenai Borough Assemblyman Jesse Bjorkman

    The main changes include the following provisions:

    • When polling places close, results will be announced at the polling location.
    • The results tape, along with all election equipment and materials will then be transported by two members of the election board to the election supervisor (the borough clerk).
    • New provisions to ensure the security of election equipment.
    • New chain of custody procedures to track the movement of voting equipment.
    • Ballot tabulators (used to count ballots) will undergo public testing prior to elections.
    • New chain of custody protocols to track the transportation and receipt of ballots.
    • Updated procedures for questioned or unaccounted ballots.
    • Updated procedures for candidates who wish to appoint poll watchers.
    • Requirements to provide a list of officials recognized to attest to signature verification on absentee ballots.
    • Establishing that at least one of three unique pieces of personal identification data shall be required for absentee ballots. These include a voter’s voter identification number, date of birth, and last four digits of the voter’s social security number.
    • A new subsection is added to address suspected voter fraud, misconduct and/or plural voting.

    TAKING ACTION

    • Click here to read the ordinance.
    • The meeting will be held in-person and via Zoom. The Zoom ID is 938 6524 5999 (Passcode: 886199).
    • The in-person meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers at the Borough Administration Building in Soldotna.
    • Click here to contact members of the Kenai Borough Assembly.
    • For further information, call the clerk’s office at 714-2160 or toll free within the Borough at 1-800-478-4441, Ext. 2160. Additional information is online at www.kpb.us.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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