Candidates can begin filing to run for the newly created 12th Anchorage Assembly seat starting at 8 a.m. on May 3. The deadline to file is May 10 at 5 p.m. A special election will be held on June 21 to fill the new seat. Candidate forms are available
The second day of vote tabulation revealed no substantial changes in key Anchorage Assembly and school board races on April 6. Three of the four hard-left incumbents are still leading comfortably, while fellow liberal John Weddleton continues to trail his
Early returns in Anchorage’s April 5 mail-in election show three of the four hard-left incumbents in the lead, while fellow liberal John Weddleton is narrowly trailing his conservative challenger Randy Sulte. The open seat in Eagle River, however, looks
We all want our kids to have the best chance of success in life. Anchorage’s public schools play a vital role in that outcome. Unfortunately, we are hobbling our kids’ academic opportunities by allocating far too many of our nation-leading
Anchorage School Board Candidate Mark Anthony Cox sent a photo to the Alaska Watchman on March 21 showing a municipal mail-in ballot lying in the trash can at the city’s southside U.S. Post Office (see photo to the right). Another resident, Dewey Wells,
Anchorage residents must be registered to vote by this Sunday, March 6, in order to participate in the upcoming April 5 election, which may be one of the most consequential in the city’s history. Five solid Anchorage Assembly candidates are attempting to
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
Despite a year of protests, rallies and passion-filled Anchorage Assembly meetings, conservatives are not turning out in droves to vote for a new mayor, school board candidates or to oust hard-left Assembly Chair Felix Rivera. As of April 2, only 34,150
More than a 150,000 Anchorage voters have yet to return their mail-in ballots for the municipal election which ends on April 7. The city sent 215,000 ballots to registered voters on March 17. As of Monday, April 6, just over 50,000 ballots had been returned.
As of April 1, Anchorage voters have mailed in 35,116 ballots for an election that could drastically reshape the Assembly and school board. Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the number of approved ballots submitted is 140% higher than this time last year,
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