How many ballots will Anchorage Election Office count on Tuesday night?

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Election nights are not like they used to be in Anchorage. With Anchorage now executing an all-mail-in election, the results don’t come in all at once anymore. On Tuesday, the Anchorage Election Office plans to release an initial batch of results at about 8:30 p.m.

Then, unlike in traditional elections, there may be results released on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The following week, the Election Office will release results on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, no later than 5 pm.

After that, more ballots will drip in by mail. Ballots from overseas, if mailed by Tuesday, can be counted until April 26. That is also the date for the regular Assembly meeting, where the official certification of the election takes place.

In spite of the unknowns, the common-sense conservative candidates in the races are having an Election Night party at the Main Event in Anchorage. Details are on the flyer above. In addition to having fellowship while waiting for the results to be released, volunteers will also be working the phones to encourage those who have not yet voted to get their ballots in. The phone bank will stop around 7 pm. The drop boxes around Anchorage will be cleared by workers at 8 pm tonight.

Voters can drop their ballots Anchorage residents can vote at the in-person vote centers from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The locations are at City Hall, 632 West 6th Ave., Room #155; Eagle River Town Center, 12001 Business Blvd., Community Room #170; and the Loussac Library, at the corner of Denali Street and 36th Ave., where voters can get assistance in the Assembly Chambers until 8 p.m.

There are 18 ballot Drop boxes throughout the City that are open until 8 p.m. Voters in line at a secure drop box by 8 p.m. will be allowed to drop off their ballots. Voters can call the Voter Hotline at (907) 243-VOTE (8683) or search the online map of Secure Ballot Drop Box and Anchorage Vote Center Locations at www.muni.org/elections/dropbox to find the location of the closest secure drop box. 

Voter Questions:  Voters may be able to get help with voting questions by visiting muni.org/elections, or calling the Voter Hotline at (907) 243-VOTE (8683).

By Monday at close of business, 44,653 voters in Anchorage had their ballots received by the Election Office. Some 210,000 ballots were mailed on or about March 15, although many voters are now reporting they have not received a ballot. Those voters should go to a voting center to get one and vote. They should be clear with the election worker that they want a ballot with the candidates from their district on it, not a ballot that only has bond propositions. Voters have reported problems with getting their accurate ballots from election workers.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Watch this Election Clerk closely!! I hear she’ll cheat in a hot minute to keep the radical Lefties on board. Disgusting!

    • I dropped my Ballot at the election office in Ship Creek and lo and behold there is a sign in the Parking Lot saying No Overnight Parking. You think they are worried about somebody catching them cheating? Didn’t see that sign last year during voting.

  2. They will adjust the counts as needed for their desired results. My confidence in Election Integrity is gone… I voted, but I don’t feel as though it really matters anymore.

    • I’m right there with you, Phillip.
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      Anchorage’s untransparent and open-to-corruption mail-in voting system destroyed any faith I had in our local elections and their integrity.

  3. It’s a a crapshoot, but vote we must! We can overwhelm the system with legitimate votes as we did in the Mayoral race.

  4. We need to have live webcams at all dropbox locations for the entire time they are accessible. The ballots should be collected by uniformed employees with large visible name badges. The drop boxes should have counters…. I have no faith that the system will do the right thing any longer.

  5. We need to stake out election headquarters overnight to make sure they don’t sneak any more ballots in the wee hours when they think no one is watching.

    Bernadette Wilson caught on to this scam a year ago during the Mayoral election. Thank God she did, or we would be looking at a Dunbar administration.

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