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Three days to go: 19.4 percent turnout for Anchorage

THE HOUR IS LATE — DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BALLOT IS?

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are all that’s left in the Anchorage Municipal election, which decides the mayor’s race, three school board seats, the largest transfer of a public entity in Anchorage history, and the touchy business of public bathrooms.

For mayor, the main candidates are Rebecca Logan, who is challenging incumbent Ethan Berkowitz.

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By Friday, 43,055 Anchorage voters had cast their ballots via mail, in drop boxes, or at voting assistance centers. Some 4,199 ballots were received by the election office on Friday.

That’s a low turnout for a mayoral election, in spite of the promise that mail-in elections would increase turnout. In the last mayoral contest, over 34 percent of voters turned out for the runoff.

But this is the first mail-in ballot process for Anchorage, and the deadline might come and go without your vote.

If you have misplaced your ballot, you can go to the Loussac Library on Sunday (Easter) between noon and 5 pm, where ballots and voting assistance are provided.

Please personal message @mustreadalaska on Facebook if you want author Suzanne Downing to check the latest list and see if your vote was received. Dozens of people have done so already.

Eagle River and Chugiak are still underperforming South Anchorage.

Here are the places where you can go on Monday, and a list of drop boxes where you can place your ballot if you have doubts about dropping it in the mail:

DROP BOX LOCATIONS

— Anchorage School District Education Center, 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
— Bartlett High School, 1101 Golden Bear Drive
— Clark Middle School, 150 Bragaw St.
— Dimond High School, 2909 W. 88th Ave.
— Fairview Community Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Ave.
— Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.
— Service High School, 5577 Abbott Road
— Spenard Community Recreation Center, 2020 W. 48th Ave.
— South Anchorage High School, 13400 Elmore Road
— UAA Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive
— Eagle River Town Center, 12001 Business Blvd.
— Girdwood Community Center, 250 Egloff Drive

 

ACCESSIBLE VOTING CENTERS AND HOURS 

Anchorage City Hall

632 West 6th Avenue, Room #155

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day, April 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

ZJ Loussac Library

3600 Denali Street, First Floor

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

Monday, March 26 through Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Election Day, April 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

MOA Election Center

619 East Ship Creek Ave, Suite 100 at Door D on the east side of the building

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Election Day, April 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

O’Malley’s on the Green

3651 O’Malley Road

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Election Day, April 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

 

Eagle River Town Center

Community Room #170

Same building as the Library

12001 Business Boulevard, Eagle River

Only Chugiak-Eagle River ballots will be available at this location.

Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 from 8a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day, April 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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