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CBJ Clerk’s Office Prepares for 2022 Election Season

May 4th, 2022|Comments Off on CBJ Clerk’s Office Prepares for 2022 Election Season

Many Juneau voters are focused on the upcoming State of Alaska Special, Primary, and General Elections being held in 2022, however, the City and Borough of Juneau conducts its Regular Municipal Election on the first Tuesday of October of every year.

In advance of the October 4, 2022 Regular Municipal Election, the CBJ Clerk’s office is already underway preparing for our local election. Below are some of the recent actions and opportunities for public involvement in the CBJ Election process.

At the April 25, 2022 Regular Assembly Meeting, the Assembly passed a motion to hold the October 4, 2022 Regular Municipal Election as a By Mail Election in accordance with CBJ Code 29.07.360. Linked below are some of the documents related to this upcoming CBJ Election cycle:

General Information

The Municipal Clerk’s Office serves as Liaison with the CBJ Assembly, staff and the public and is the Election Official for the municipality. The Municipal Clerk is responsible for:

  • administrating local elections, serving as a voter registration office for the State of Alaska; and reviewing compliance with Alaska Public Offices Commission requirements.
  • providing notification of all official activities and meetings of the Assembly and its various committees in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
  • administrating the activity of the Assembly, the Assembly Standing Committees and the Assembly appointed advisory boards and committees.
  • administrating appeals to the Assembly regarding decisions of the Planning Commission and other quasi-judicial boards.
  • responding to requests for information from the public, CBJ staff, other municipalities, state officials, and both state and federal legislative offices.
  • coordinating and maintaining office tracking system for correspondence and follow-up action.
  • maintaining a comprehensive record system of all CBJ permanent and historic records; maintaining custody of the City and Borough seal; and attesting to CBJ documents such as minutes, legislation, plats, and Notices of Decisions, and ensuring compliance with the Open Records Act.
  • assisting in the preparation of the Assembly budget, reviewing expenditures and assisting the Mayor’s Executive Assistant with administration of approved budget.
  • assisting in planning and attending special events on behalf of the CBJ.
  • administering liquor and gaming license review.