The next regular election will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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The Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for planning and administering Borough elections. Regular elections are held annually on the first Tuesday in October.
Are you registered to vote?
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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will hold its regular elections on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. In order for your vote to be counted, you must be registered 30-days prior to the election.
The deadline to qualify to vote is Sunday, September 3, 2017.
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
Are you interested in serving as an Election Official for the next Borough election?
- Assembly District 4 – three-year term ending October 2020
- Assembly District 5 - three-year term ending October 2020
- School Board District 3 (previously Seat D) - three-year term ending October 2020
- School Board District 6 (previously Seat E) - three-year term ending October 2020
Absentee By-Mail Voting
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!
The application deadline for the October 3, 2017, regular election is September 26, 2017. 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, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and received in the Borough Clerk's Office no later than October 6, 2017. 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, September 18, 2017, and continue through Election Day, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at various locations around the Borough.
Information on voting sites and hours of operation, will be posted in the coming months. In the meantime, the Voting Locations link contains precinct information, or if you have questions, please call 907-861-8683.
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 Borough Clerk's Office at 907-861-8683 or the Alaska State Division of Elections at 1-888-383-8683 (toll free).
Initiative and Referendums
Pursuant to MSB 25.05.060, the powers of initiative and referendum reserved by the Alaska State Constitution to the people of Alaska are also reserved to the people of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough as provided by state law.
Persons wishing to file an initiative or referendum application with the Borough Clerk's Office must do so in accordance with Alaska Statute 29.26, Article 2 Initiative and Referendum.
The information below has been developed to provide an overview of the petition process and is not intended to detail the process in its entirety.
An initiative or referendum is proposed by filing an application with Borough Clerk pursuant to AS 29.26.110. The application must be developed by the applicant. The application must include the complete ordinance or resolution sought to be initiated or referred. Download ordinance template.
Once the application is filed, the Borough Clerk has two weeks to review it to ensure the application is in proper form. The application will either be certified or rejected based on legal sufficiency pursuant to AS 29.26.110(a). The Borough Clerk will notify the primary contact person in writing as to the certification or rejection of the application.
Petition Preparation, Circulation, and Return
Within two weeks after certification of an application, a petition shall be prepared by the Borough Clerk.
The Borough Clerk will notify the primary contact person in writing as to when the petition is available and the number of signatures required on a petition. Instructions on how to obtain and file the petition will also be included in the notification. Once the petition is issued, the sponsors have 90 days to obtain signatures.
After signatures are gathered and the petition is filed with the Borough Clerk's Office, the Borough Clerk shall determine the sufficiency of the petition.
If the petition is insufficient, the contact person will be notified and additional signatures will be due before the 11th day from the date the petition was rejected.
Should the petition be certified, the initiative or referendum will be placed on the ballot at the next regular election, pursuant to AS 29.26.170.
The rejection of a petition for insufficient signatures does not preclude the filing of a new initiative or referendum petition. However, a new petition on substantially the same matter may not be filed sooner than 6 months after a petition is rejected as insufficient.
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