The effort to recall leftist Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel has begun in earnest. On Oct. 4, the city mailed out 36,209 ballots to registered voters who live in Zaletel’s Assembly District 4. Ballots must be returned by Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

While Zaletel has endured intense criticism for many of her far-leftist and highly controversial policy positions regarding homelessness, support for lockdowns and mandates and divisive use of CARES Act funding, the actual recall petition states that she is guilty of committing “misconduct in office” for ignoring a city mandate that limited indoor gatherings to 15 people or less. This was done at a time when the city was forcing everyone else to follow mandates that were crippling local businesses.

While most recall advocates did not agree with the 15-person limit on gatherings, once it was in place they did not think Zaletel or the other assembly members had the legal right to flaunt the order.

Voters should expect to receive ballots by Monday, Oct. 11, according to the city clerk’s office. District 4 voters who do not receive a ballot package by then can call the voter hotline at (907) 243-8683 or email the city at Election workers are standing by, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and can provide as many options as possible for Assembly District 4 voters to vote in this election.

To confirm whether you live in District 4, visit and type the residence address into the search field in the upper left corner of the map.

Once receiving a ballot package, voters must return it in one of three ways.

  • Place the ballot return envelope in a Secure Drop Box located within or near Assembly District 4.
  • Mail the ballot return envelope by using first class postage through the United States Postal Service.
  • Bring the ballot return envelope to the Anchorage Vote Center at the Loussac Library between October 18 and October 26 (see for hours). 

For maps of the seven Secure Drop Boxes and the location of the Anchorage Vote Center, visit

For additional election information, visit

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Ballots to recall Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel are in the mail

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    She’s a witch can I say that. Ok she’s evil

  • Common Peasant says:

    Joel Davidson.
    I appreciate that with many articles you write about our local happenings, you post links on how to become more active in our city.

    Sometimes initiative is the hardest step to take towards direct action. You make it a bit easier.

    Thank you.

  • G Aleution says:

    I believe there is no evidence she knows or supports the the US Constitution therefore she does not belong in public service.

    • Common Peasant says:

      I prefer leadership whos hearts are filled with courage, not fear. Those who are lead by the fear of death, are already giving up on life.

      We need people in government that will get the job done. We do not need those who are slaves to their own darkness.

  • Ralph says:

    She can move to the CCP, she will fit right in with the Chinese Communist Party.

  • NAV says:

    Another mail in ballot FRAUD ELECTION just like the Rivera recall “BS” stolen election then and a stolen election coming!!!!

  • Joyce says:

    I wish I could figure out how City Clerk Barbara Jones can be fired. She is as corrupt as they come. Did the attorney general investigate the Shenanigans that happened during the mayoral race? Late night working after observers were told to go home. Mystery woman caring a box of ballots at 10:30 at night around the building where they were counting (after closing). Mysterious fire alarm going off in the middle of the day to clear the building? Was everyone evacuated, or did some hide somewhere in the building? Why were all the ‘unused’ ballots returned to election central? They should have been brought straight away to SHRED Alaska! These caused the Bronson team to hunker down day and night with a watchful eye.
    Having someone who gets selected to her job by those on the assembly, is put in charge of counting votes for an assembly member is like the fox guarding the hen house. So corrupt. She must be fired, then investigated.
    Recall Meg Z.