Anchorage Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones published a press release reminding people that September is National Voter Registration Month, and they need to register to vote by Sept. 26 in order to take part in the Oct. 26 Special Municipal Election.
But she neglected to tell people what the election is for: It’s a recall of one of her bosses on the Anchorage Assembly, Meg Zaletel. The Anchorage Municipal Clerk works for the Assembly.
Nowhere in the press release did Jones mention that only voters living in District 4, or midtown Anchorage, will be participating in that election. Ballots will go out in about two weeks to just those voters.
Zaletel is part of the far-left Anchorage Assembly, and she has raised the ire of conservatives who feel the city is heading in the wrong direction. It’s the second recall election to be held this year. The first, a recall attempt against Assemblyman Felix Rivera, failed in April.