TWO BALLOTS PER PERSON? YEP.
At least one incident of two ballots sent to one voter has been documented in the Anchorage Municipal Election, which ends April 3. This is the first time Anchorage has held a vote-by-mail only election, and ballots are arriving in mailboxes today after being mailed on Tuesday by a printer in Federal Way, Washington.
Others are reporting getting ballots for previous residents at their addresses.
About 198,000 ballot packages were sent to Anchorage voters, who have until April 3 to get them in the mail. Alternately, voters can use one of 12 drop boxes around the city. There are two for each of the voting districts in the municipality, or ou can drop off your ballot the old-fashioned way at:
• City Hall, 632 W 6th Ave.
• O’Malley’s on the Green, 3651 O’Malley Road
• Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali Street
• Eagle River Town Center, 11924 Business Blvd.
• Municipality of Anchorage Election Center, 619 East Ship Creek Ave.
Didn’t receive a ballot? Lost your ballot? Spill coffee on your ballot? Call the voter hotline at 907-243-8683.
POST OFFICE CUTS HOURS
A sign at a U.S. Post Office next to the Loussac Library indicated that lobby hours are now curtailed due to safety concerns. Voters hoping to mail their ballots will need to make arrangements for purchasing stamps during the new hours because even the federal government doesn’t think it’s safe to go out at night in Anchorage:
Others observed that the Alaska Center for the Environment, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and the Anchorage Community Land Trust are hosting food-and-games voter events called “Ballot Box Bashes” at four heavily Democratic drop box locations to push voter turnout that would favor higher taxes.