Two Anchorage Election Commission meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 20. Both will be at the city’s Election Center (619 E. Ship Creek Avenue, Door D), on the east side of the building.
From 2-4 p.m. the commission will hold a work session on the recent April 4 election. Then, from 5-11 p.m. there will be an in-person public session of canvass and the adoption of the election commission report. During this time, members will review challenged ballot envelopes and make final decisions on the status of these ballots.
The Election Commission will also listen to in-person comments and concerns about the recent election during the second meeting – 5-11 p.m.
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Voters can also call in to listen and/or comment by dialing (907) 273-5190 (code: 786815#).
Additionally, written testimony can be sent to Elections@anchorageak.gov by 4 p.m. on April 20.
In particular, campaigns and voters with challenged ballot envelopes will have time to speak directly to the commission regarding those issues. The general public will also be provided a limited amount of time to speak under audience participation.
The Election Commission is a five-member body appointed by the mayor, approved by the Assembly, and staffed by the city clerk. This group adjudicates ballots that have been preliminarily rejected by election officials, reviews and reports on the election results to the Assembly, provides advice on the conduct of local elections, recommends changes to local law relating to elections, and investigates allegations of election misconduct.
The current election commission is comprised of four members, with one seat vacant (Click here to apply for the opening).
The Anchorage Assembly certification of the April 4 election is scheduled to occur Tuesday, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Loussac Library Assembly Chambers.