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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.

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Workshop on How to Run for Local Office

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.

Below is the 2019 Toolkit along with helpful links to State of Alaska websites and information.

We Want You! Uncle Sam ImageTo be eligible to vote in the City and Borough of Juneau, you must register 30 days prior to the election, at an address within the City and Borough of Juneau.

If a voter has changed a name, residence address or mailing address, an updated voter registration application should be completed. Voters may register to vote at any of the following locations during regular office hours:

  • State Division of Elections’ Office, 240 Main St., Room 601, Monday – Friday;
  • State Division of Elections – Region I Office, Mendenhall Mall, Monday – Friday
  • Municipal Building, 155 S. Seward St., Clerk’s Office Room 202, Monday – Friday; and
  • Any CBJ Library – check schedule for hours: http://www.juneau.org/library/contact_branch.php
  • Voter registration applications are available on-line at http://www.elections.alaska.gov.

If you have any questions, please contact the State Division of Elections directly at 907-465-3021.

  • Political signs do not require a CBJ Sign Permit for placement, but they must meet the following standards found in CBJ Ordinance 49.45.300:
  • Unlighted, political signs of up to thirty-two square feet each may be displayed on private property.
  • Signs may be installed no sooner than ninety days prior to the election date and shall be removed within five working days after the election date.
  • Political signs not relating to a specific election shall be limited to a display period not to exceed ninety days within one calendar year.
  • Unlighted political signs of up to four square feet may be displayed on private property up to two hundred seventy days prior to the election date and shall be removed within five working days after the election date.
  • Signs must be placed in a manner that does not obstruct the view of drivers to oncoming traffic.
  • Signs may not imitate traffic signs or signals, or be attached to or be placed adjacent to any utility pole, parking meter, traffic sign, signal, or official traffic control device.
  • Signs may not move, rotate or flash.
  • Signs on licensed, functional motor vehicles are allowed, provided that the primary use of the vehicle is not the display of signs and that such vehicle is not used as a static display for advertising. Please be aware that Alaska State Statutes considers political signs not located on campaign headquarters to be “off-premise advertising” and prohibits their placement on, adjacent to or where they may be viewed from state maintained highways and right-of-ways, including Egan Expressway, Glacier Highway, Marine Way, Ferry Way, Thane Road, Douglas Highway, North Douglas Highway, Mendenhall Loop Road, Fritz Cove Road, Mendenhall Peninsula Road, and Engineer’s Cutoff Road (AS 19.25.080-19.25.105) Questions regarding this may be directed to Right-of-Way Agent, AK DOT, 465-4546. More information is also on the State’s DOT Website at: http://dot.alaska.gov/stwddes/dcsrow/campaignsigns.shtml
  • Please review the signs made for your campaign and their placement and be sure that they meet the criteria above. Thank you for your cooperation with these requirements and good luck with your campaign!

Election Workers Wanted!

It takes over 100 people to make an election run smoothly in Juneau. We are looking for precinct poll workers, review board workers,  and election central runners.

Election workers must be 18 years of age and registered to vote in municipal elections.

High school student interns are welcome to volunteer.


Beth McEwen – 586-0203
Diane Cathcart – 586-0216
or send an email to City.Clerk@juneau.org

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 FAX: (907)586-4550 TDD: (907)586-5351
or via our online form.