Election Canvass Review Board Work is Complete – Results are now FINAL!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the official certification of the October 1, 2019 CBJ Regular Municipal Election. The Canvass Review Board began its work at 10:00a.m. this morning and completed its review certifying the election results just after 2:00p.m. Copies of the certified election results as well as statistical information is now available on the Municipal Clerk’s Elections webpage at https://beta.juneau.org/clerk/elections
The newly elected Assemblymembers are (listed in seniority order): Areawide Carole Triem, District 2 Wade Bryson, District 1 seats Alicia Hughes-Skandijs (1 year term) and Greg Smith (3 year term). Newly elected Board of Education Members are Deedie Sorensen and Emil Robert Mackey III.
The newly elected Board of Education (School Board) members will be sworn into office at a meeting to be held this evening at 6:00p.m. in the JDHS Library.
Newly-elected Assemblymember Greg Smith will be sworn in via a teleconference call on Thursday, October 10 at 8:30a.m. AKST. The Assembly will hold its reorganizational meeting on Monday, October 14 in the Assembly Chambers at 7:00p.m. and recognize outgoing Assemblymember Mary Becker for her many years of public service.
For more information, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 586-5278.
The Voter Information Pamphlet is published by the City Manager’s Office and can be found on the CBJ Homepage www.juneau.org under Current Issues
CERTIFIED CANDIDATES FOR OCTOBER 1, 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION – Candidate Statements Now Available as of Sept. 5
Absentee By Mail Ballot Application [PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit an application for a By Mail ballot, has now passed. If you wish to vote Absentee, please visit one of our Absentee Voting Stations or submit an “Application for a By Fax (Electronic Transmission) Ballot”
Voter Registration Deadline for the October 1, 2019 Election was Sunday, September 1. To check your voter registration status, go to the State of Alaska Division of Elections website at https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/
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
- Resolution 2692 – Adopted June 9, 2014 Reaffirming CBJ Assembly District Boundaries and Renumbering Precincts.
- Elections Code Link
- Alaska and CBJ Laws re: Initiative and Referendum Process (please note these are convenience reference copies and if the event of any discrepancies, please see official copies on the State and CBJ Law Dept. websites.)
- Petition Process Flow Chart
- Juneau Voter Turnout Statistics Since 1995
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.
List of Certified Municipal Candidates Last Updated 9/5/2018 @ 5:40 p.m. – Now with Candidate Profiles added.
Application for an Absentee Ballot By-Mail Last day to receive By-Mail Applications was 9/25/2018. Please use By-Fax Application instead
2018 Mayor & Assembly Declaration of Candidacy/Nomination Petition Packet – Updated Form as of 8/2/2018
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.
- 2019 Toolkit – How to Run For Local Office Handbook
- 2018-Toolkit – How to Run For Local Office Handbook
- Link to Filing a Candidate Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement (required to run for office)