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Anchorage election season is off to the races on Friday

Those interested in serving on the Anchorage Assembly or on the Anchorage School Board can file for office with the Anchorage Election Division today through Jan. 31. The election begins when ballots are mailed out to known Anchorage voters on March 17, and ends on April 7.

Seats that are in this election are for three-year terms:

  • Seat B, Downtown Anchorage
  • Seat C, Eagle River/Chugiak
  • Seat E, West Anchorage
  • Seat G, Midtown Anchorage
  • Seat I, East Anchorage
  • Seat K, South Anchorage
  • School Board Seats C and D
  • Service Area Boards of Supervisors, multiple seats on various boards

A candidate for municipal office must be …

  • a resident of the Municipality of Anchorage, and
  • a qualified voter of the Municipality of Anchorage and the State of Alaska, 
  • qualified through other criteria.

There are specific steps candidates must take in order to appear on the Regular Municipal Election ballot. Detailed instructions are in the filing packets for each office:

Questions about the election may be directed to MOA Elections by calling the Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE(8683), emailing elections@muni.org, or visiting muni.org/elections.

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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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