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Anchorage residents have until June 21 to cast their ballots in the special election to add a 12th member to the Anchorage Assembly.

The new seat, known as Seat L, will be decided in a mail-in election for residents who live in Anchorage District 1, which encompasses downtown, South Addition, Government Hill, Mountain View, Fairview, Northstar and the northern parts of Spenard, Airport Heights, Russian Jack Park, East and Midtown Anchorage. Those who live within this district will be eligible to vote. Click here to view the boundary lines.

Voters can either mail in their ballots, vote by fax or email, or vote in person at the Anchorage Vote Center.

Those who opt to vote by mail can drop their ballot at one of the drop boxes around town, deliver them to the Anchorage Vote Center or mail them using the U.S. Post Office. Post Offices, however, will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday, and the city clerk recommends using a secure drop box at this point. Those who choose the post office route, should ask a postal worker to “hand cancel” or place a postmark on the envelope to ensure the vote will be counted.

The last day for voters to return a ballot is Tuesday, Special Election Day, June 21.

For voters who wish to return ballots to a drop box, there are five locations throughout District 1. These are open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on June 21. To find the nearest drop boxes, click here.

Voters who desire to vote in-person can do so at the Anchorage Vote Center with proper identification. The Vote Center has extended hours including Saturday and Sunday hours and until 6 p.m. on weekdays. The Vote Center is located at Anchorage City Hall ((632 West 6th Ave., Room 105). Below are the hours of operation for the Vote Center.

— Weekdays, June 13 – June 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

— Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

— Sunday, June 19, noon – 5 p.m.

— Election Day, June 21, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For additional information about the election or voting options, visit, email or call the Voter Hotline at (907) 243-8683.

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June 21 is last day to vote for new Anchorage Assembly member

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.