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The Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for planning and administering Borough elections. With the passing of Proposition B-3, during the October 2018 regular election, the date of the Borough's regular elections has changed to coincide with the Alaska State Division of Elections. Regular elections are now held annually on the first Tuesday (following the first Monday) in November.
Special elections and mayoral run-off elections may be scheduled in accordance with Borough code.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will hold its next regular election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This is a separate election from that of the Alaska State Division of Elections. Voters will be required to vote two separate ballots for the Borough and State/Federal elections.
Voter Registration Contacts
AddressAlaska State Division of Elections
North Fork Professional Bldg. B, Suite 102
1700 E. Bogard Road
Are you registered to vote?
In order for your vote to be counted for any regular Borough election, you MUST be registered 30-days prior to the election. Updates to your voter registration also fall under this deadline. Please register to vote or update your voter information prior to the deadline to be eligible to vote or have your vote count.
The deadline to qualify to vote in the 2019 Regular Borough Election will be Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Voter registration applications are available online from the Alaska State Division of Elections at www.elections.alaska.gov, or you may register to vote at Alaska State Division of Elections office or the MSB Clerk's office. Voter registration applications are also available at the both locations as well as City Clerk's Offices in Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla.
A person may vote in a Borough election only if the person:
- is qualified to vote in State elections under AS 15.05.010;
- has been a resident of the Borough for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
- 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
- is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution.
Election Officials Wanted
Election WorkersThere are currently no documents of this type.
Are you interested in serving as an Election Official for the next Borough election?
The Borough Clerk's Office is always looking for dependable workers for our elections. If you are interested in applying to serve as an election worker for the upcoming election, please apply with the Borough Clerk's Office. 2019 applications will be available soon.
Applications are also available by contacting the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683. In order to serve, you must be a registered voter of the Borough. Training and compensation are provided.
Candidate InformationThere are currently no documents of this type.
The Borough Assembly and School Board District seats that will be up for election on the 2019 ballot are as follows:
- Assembly District 1
- Assembly District 2
- School Board District 2
- School Board District 5
- School Board District 7
Candidate Declaration packets will be available on Wednesday, August 14. The Candidate Declaration filing period is Monday, August 19 at 8 a.m. through Friday, August 30 at 5 p.m. Candidate Declarations shall be submitted to the Borough Clerk's Office at the address provided at the top of this webpage.
Any person is eligible for Borough office if the person is a qualified voter of the Borough and meets State and Borough requirements for the office. Candidates for Assembly seats shall reside in the Borough and in the Assembly District for which they file and meet the requirements of MSB 2.12.030. Candidates for the School Board seats shall reside in the Borough and within the Assembly District boundaries for which they file (MSB 19.04). Candidates shall provide proof that they are eligible, or shall be eligible by the date of the election, to be recognized as a candidate for any election.
Absentee By-Mail Voting
Any registered voter of the Borough may apply for a ballot to be mailed to them by submitting an Absentee By-Mail Ballot Application not later than seven days prior to Election Day. Please note: the Borough's absentee by-mail application is separate from that of the Alaska State Division of Elections absentee voting process. For those years when Borough and State/Federal elections will be conducted simultaneously (November 2020), voters will be required to vote two separate ballots for the Borough and State/Federal elections and should be aware that separate by-mail applications will need to be submitted for each election, to the respective agencies.
Things applicants need to know about the process:
- Apply early to receive your Borough ballot in a timely manner
- Carefully complete ALL sections of the application
- Omissions or errors may cause a delay in ballot mailing
- Application MUST contain the applicant's signature; no one else may sign for you!
Applications for the 2019 regular election are now available on this webpage or through the Borough Clerk's Office by using the contact information above. The application deadline for the 2019 regular election is Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Completed and signed applications may be mailed to or hand-delivered at the Borough Clerk's Office, or may be faxed to 907-861-7845.
Once the ballots are ready for distribution and upon the timely receipt of an application, the official ballot and voting material will be mailed to the applicant at the ballot mailing address provided on the application. Upon receiving the ballot, applicants need to carefully follow ALL instructions to ensure that the ballot is properly cast.
In order to qualify for counting, mailed ballot envelopes must be postmarked by Election Day, and received in the Borough Clerk's Office no later than 5 p.m. three calendar days after the election. Hand-delivered ballots must be returned to a Borough election official by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Absentee In-Person Voting
Absentee In-Person voting will begin on Monday, October 21, 2019, and continute through Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at various locations around the Borough. See below for the dates and locations absentee in-person voting will be available. Questions? Call 907-861-8683.
DIVISION OF ELECTIONS MAT-SU REGIONAL OFFICE - 1700 E. Bogard Road, Building B, Suite 102, Wasilla, AK
October 21 thru 25 (M-F) – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 26 (Sat) – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 28 thru November 1 (M-F) – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November 2 (Sat) – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 4 (M) – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MAT-SU BOROUGH DSJ ADMIN BUILDING – 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK (Third Floor)
October 21 thru November 5 (M-F only) – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HOUSTON CITY HALL, TALKEETNA AND TRAPPER CREEK LIBRARIES
October 21 thru November 4 (M-F, M) – During Normal Business Hours
Borough ballots available at these locations will be limited and specific to each location.
The Voting Locations link contains precinct information, or if you have questions, please call our office at 907-861-88683 or the Division of Elections at 907-373-8952.
The precincts and polling places for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are on the Polling Places & Precincts Page. The polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If you don't know your assigned polling place, you may find it online by using the Alaska State Division of Elections Online Polling Place Locator, or contact the Alaska State Division of Elections at 1-888-383-8683 (toll free), or the Borough Clerk's Office at 907-861-8683.
Initiative and Referendums
There are currently no propositions on the upcoming ballot. For the full language of any ordinances placing propositions on a Borough ballot, please visit this site closer to the date of the election as propositions will then be provided. Information regarding the initiative and referendum process is available by selecting the informational document provided within this section.
These are the results for the last ten Borough elections. Click view all to see all elections back to 1964.