Voter Registration & Absentee Voting Options

The Regular CBJ Municipal Election will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Family Voting

The last day to register to vote for the October 1, 2019 Regular Municipal Election is Sunday, September 1, 2019.
Voters should register, if possible, prior to that date. If a voter has changed a name, or a residence or a mailing address, an updated voter registration application should be completed. Voters may register to vote at any of the following locations:

• State Division of Elections’ Office, 240 Main St., Suite 400
• State Division of Elections – Region I Office, Mendenhall Mall, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Road, Suite 3
• Municipal Clerk’s Office at City Hall 155 S. Seward St., Room 202
• Zach Gordon Youth Center
• Any CBJ Library

Please note: Voter Registration Applications are available on-line. Access the State of Alaska Web Page at: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/ If you experience any difficulties trying to access this form, please contact the State Division of Elections directly at 465-3021.

ABSENTEE VOTING: Will you be out of town on Election Day? A qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot for any reason. Full details on the dates/times/locations for Early and Absentee Voting are as follows:

By Mail:

Applications for By-Mail Ballots can be obtained in the Municipal Clerk’s Office or online at www.juneau.org/clerk/elections Applications for by-mail ballots must be received in the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than Tuesday, September 24, 2019. After Sept. 24, please refer to Absentee Voting BY FAX information.

In-Person Early & Absentee Voting:

Beginning September 16, 2019, a qualified voter may cast a ballot in person at the following locations/dates/times:

City Hall – Conference Room 224 Foyer
Mondays – Fridays:
September 16 – 30, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mendenhall Mall Annex
[Near State of Alaska Division of Elections Office]
Mondays – Fridays:
September 16 – 30, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
and
Saturdays, September 21 & 28: Noon – 4:00 p.m.

By Fax / Email (Electronic Transmission):

Fax (electronic transmission) voting is a method to allow voters to cast a ballot when a by-mail ballot is not a possibility. A qualified voter must submit a signed, written request for a fax ballot to the election official’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before Election Day. The voter must sign a certificate with the following statement: “I understand that by using fax transmission to return my marked ballot, I am voluntarily waiving a portion of my right to a secret ballot to the extent necessary to process my ballot, but expect that my vote will be held as confidential as possible.”

To receive an application for a faxed ballot, contact the Election Official at (907) 586-5278, or send an email to: city.clerk@juneau.org

For the October 1, 2019 Regular Election, the signed application for a fax ballot must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30. When a completed application for a faxed ballot is received, a ballot will be faxed or e-mailed, along with instructions for marking and submitting the voted, witnessed ballot by fax or mail.

Personal Representative Voting:

A qualified voter who is unable to go to the polling place on election day due to age, illness or disability, may appoint a personal representative to obtain a ballot for the voter on or after September 16, 2019, up to and including election day. Persons who are ill or unable to go to the polls, who still wish to vote and have not chosen one of the methods above, may contact the Clerk’s Office to make arrangements for an absentee ballot by personal representative.

For additional assistance regarding any Municipal Election, please do not hesitate to contact:

CBJ Clerk’s Office
155 South Seward Street, Room 202, Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: (907)586-5278
Election Fax#: (907)586-4550,
TDD: (907)586-5351
or via email at City.Clerk@juneau.org

August 27th, 2019|

Candidate Nominating Petition Forms Now Available, Filing Period for Assembly and School Board Seats Opens August 2

Nominating Petitions are now available in the Municipal Clerk’s office in City Hall and online at: https://beta.juneau.org/clerk/elections

The filing period for the City & Borough of Juneau Assembly and School Board opens Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.  Voters will elect four Assemblymembers and two School Board members at the October 1, 2019 Regular Municipal Election.  Filing for the seats closes Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Offices to be filled (elected by the voters at-large)

One (1)   Areawide Assemblymember: 3-year term  (Corrected!)

Two (2)   District One Assemblymembers: One seat for 3-year term and one seat for a 1-year term

One (1)   District Two Assemblymember: 3-year term 

 Two (2)   School Board Members: 3-year terms   

 In order to file for office, candidates must submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form with their Nomination Petition signed by at least 25 registered voters (more signatures are recommended in case one or more signature is disqualified) as well as the Alaska Public Offices Commission-Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement.

 Candidates for office must be qualified voters of the City and Borough of Juneau:

(1)        Qualified to vote in State elections;

(2)        A resident of the municipality for at least thirty days immediately preceding the election;

(3)        Registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and

(4)        Not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

In addition, candidates for Assembly must be a resident of CBJ for at least one year immediately preceding election to office. Also, candidates for Assembly District 1 and District 2 seats must reside in the district from which elected or appointed at the time of the Assemblymember’s election or appointment. For the District 1 Assembly seats, the candidate who receives the greatest number of votes is elected to the three-year term and the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes is elected to the one-year term.

Anyone needing further information should contact the Clerk’s Office at 586-5278 or via e-mail at city.clerk@juneau.org

August 1st, 2019|

Candidate Nominating Petition Forms Now Available, Filing Period for Assembly and School Board Seats Opens August 2

Election Nominating Petitions

Election Nominating Petitions

Nominating Petitions are now available in the Municipal Clerk’s office in City Hall and online at: https://beta.juneau.org/clerk/elections

The filing period for the City & Borough of Juneau Assembly and School Board opens Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.  Voters will elect four Assemblymembers and two School Board members at the October 1, 2019 Regular Municipal Election.  Filing for the seats closes Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Offices to be filled (elected by the voters at-large)

One (1)   Areawide Assemblymember: 3-year term  (Corrected!)

Two (2)   District One Assemblymembers: One seat for 3-year term and one seat for a 1-year term

One (1)   District Two Assemblymember: 3-year term 

 Two (2)   School Board Members: 3-year terms   

 In order to file for office, candidates must submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form with their Nomination Petition signed by at least 25 registered voters (more signatures are recommended in case one or more signature is disqualified) as well as the Alaska Public Offices Commission-Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement.

 Candidates for office must be qualified voters of the City and Borough of Juneau:

(1)        Qualified to vote in State elections;

(2)        A resident of the municipality for at least thirty days immediately preceding the election;

(3)        Registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and

(4)        Not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

In addition, candidates for Assembly must be a resident of CBJ for at least one year immediately preceding election to office. Also, candidates for Assembly District 1 and District 2 seats must reside in the district from which elected or appointed at the time of the Assemblymember’s election or appointment. For the District 1 Assembly seats, the candidate who receives the greatest number of votes is elected to the three-year term and the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes is elected to the one-year term.

Anyone needing further information should contact the Clerk’s Office at 586-5278 or via e-mail at city.clerk@juneau.org

August 1st, 2019|

How to Run for Local Office Workshop – June 15, 2019

If you think you might run for office – or might work for someone who is – our annual FREE Workshop on How to Run for Local Office will provide you with everything you need to know about running for an Assembly or School Board seat. The 2019 Workshop is scheduled to be held in City Hall from 9am to 1:30pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

There is no registration requirement for this Workshop, so please make a note on your calendar and share the information with your friends. Also, see the League of Women Voters’ Facebook Event for the Workshop.

At the Workshop potential candidates, their campaign helpers, or others who are only thinking about running in the future, learn all about what the jobs entail, deciding and preparing to run, how to get elected, and what happens if/when you win. Each attendee is given a full printed ToolKit of information, including election requirements, the forms that have to be filed as well as many other resources for planning to make a run for the Assembly or School Board. The 2018 Toolkit is available on our CBJ Elections website at https://beta.juneau.org/clerk/elections

May 10th, 2019|