Election Information

Borough Clerk's Office
Phone: (907) 861-8683

Next Regular Election:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for planning and administering Borough elections. Regular elections are held annually on the first Tuesday in October. Special elections and mayoral run-off elections may be scheduled in accordance with Borough code.

The next regular election will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Information concerning the election will be posted in the coming months. 

2015 Absentee By-Mail Ballot Application


  • Notice of Voter Registration

    Election Day: Tuesday, Ocober 6, 2015

    Voter Registration Deadline: 
    Sunday, September 6, 2015. 

    You must be registered to vote at least 30 calendar days prior to any election or your vote in that election will not be counted. The deadline for registering to vote in the October 6, 2015, regular election is Sunday, September 6, 2015.


    MSB 25.10.005 Voter Qualification.

    (A)  A person may vote in a borough election only if the person:

          (1) is qualified to vote in state elections under AS 15.05.010;

          (2) has been a resident of the borough for 30 days immediately preceding the election;

          (3) is registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the borough at least 30 days before the borough election at which the person seeks to vote; and

          (4) is not disqualified under Article V of the state constitution.


    If you need to register to vote or update your voter registration record, you must complete a Voter Registration Application. You may complete an application online or you may print an application.

    Voter registration applications are available at any State Division of Elections office, State Division of Motor Vehicles, or through a voter registration agency to include the Borough Clerk's Office or the municipal Clerk's Office in the cities of Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla.

    If you have any questions about the voter registration process or the upcoming election, please contact the Borough Clerks Office at 907-861-8683.

  • Election Officials Wanted

    Election Day - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    The Borough Clerk's Office is looking for individuals to serve as election officials. Every election, hundreds of Borough residents play an important role in the election by helping to operate polling places. Election officials put a face on the election process and work hard to ensure their neighbors can vote with ease, while helping us to safeguard the process so all Borough residents have confidence in the election results.

    Election officials are responsible for carrying out duties under the direction and supervision of the Borough Clerk. Training and compensation are provided.

    If you are interested in serving, please complete an Election Official Application and return to the Borough Clerk’s Office. For more information, contact us at 907-861-8683.

    • Must be a registered voter of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
    • Must be available to work on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.
    • Must be available to work for a few hours on the day before the election to set up the precinct for voting, if needed.
    • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
    • Must be available to attend a mandatory training session for approximately 2.5 hours approximately one week prior to the commencement of voting.
    • Must have transportation to the polling place.
    • Must take an oath that you will honestly, faithfully, and promptly perform the duties of election official, according to law, and you will diligently endeavor to prevent the violation of any provision of law in conducting the election, and if you provide assistance to a voter, you will not divulge how the voter cast his or her ballot.
    • Must be dedicated, cooperative, and professional.
    • Prepare, open, and close the polling location.
    • Find voter information on the voter register.
    • Issue and accept official ballots.
    • Assist voters in any phase of the voting process.


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