For Anchorage voters who haven’t yet voted, there’s still time, but not much.
In addition to dropping a ballot off via mail or a drop box (no later than April 4), voters can also vote in-person at three designated centers around the municipality.
As of March 31, only 28,428 ballots have been received by the city elections center, which is on pace to be one of the lowest voter turnouts in the history of Anchorage. Given the dismal participation level, each vote cast actually has far greater impact on the final results.
Those who opt to return ballot though the mail on either Monday, April 3 or Tuesday, April 4, should ask a postal worker to “hand cancel” or place a postmark on the envelope to make sure their vote counts.
The more traditionally minded can visit an Anchorage Vote Center to vote in person if they lost, damaged, didn’t receive a mailed ballot, or simply prefer the old-fashioned way. These voters must present proper identification to cast a ballot. The vote centers will be open until 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 3 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 4 election day. The three in-person centers are located at: City Hall (632 West 6th Avenue, Room #105), Eagle River Town Center (12001 Business Boulevard, Community Room #170) and the Loussac Library (3600 Denali Street, 1st Floor).
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Voters who are unable to vote via mail or can’t vote in person may cast a ballot by fax or email. Call the Voter Hotline – (907) 243-8683 – to request an application to vote by fax or email, and return the ballot no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3.
Elderly, disabled, hospitalized or sick residents may call the voter hotline to request a Special Needs Ballot. An election official will then bring a ballot to the voter’s residence and allow them to vote in privacy, before returning the ballot to the Election Center for counting.
There are 18 ballot drop boxes throughout the city which are open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on election day, April 4. Voters in line at a drop box by 8 p.m. on election day will be allowed to drop off their ballots. To find out where drop boxes are located, either call the voter hotline or search this online map (www.muni.org/elections/dropbox).
— Click here to see a conservative voter guide for the April 4, Anchorage elections.
— For more information about voting in Anchorage click here.