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How does this year’s CBJ Municipal Election By Mail process work?

August 28th, 2020|Comments Off on How does this year’s CBJ Municipal Election By Mail process work?

Due to COVID-19, the Assembly voted in May 2020 to hold the October 6, 2020 Regular Municipal Election “By-Mail.” All voters registered at a residence address by September 6, 2020 in the City and Borough of Juneau will be mailed a ballot at the permanent mailing address on file with the State of Alaska Division of Elections Voter Registration List. CBJ is partnering with the Municipal of Anchorage (MOA) Clerk Staff in the use of its Election Center and we appreciate the generosity of MOA in allowing us the use their Election Center equipment and their staff assistance for the conduct of this By Mail Election.

To check you current registration status and mailing address, go to: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/

How will this election process work?

Initial Mailing

  • Ballots will be mailed to each Juneau registered voter on September 15, 2020 or to a Temporary Address through September 29 for applications received between September 6 and 29.

Voting Methods

  • Voters will receive their ballot package containing the Official Ballot, Secrecy Sleeve with an “I Voted” sticker, and a return ballot envelope.
  • The voter marks their ballot, places it in the secrecy sleeve (removing the sticker), seals it in the return ballot envelope, signs the envelope in the presence of a witness (must be 18 years or older) and has the witness sign the envelope.
  • The voter then returns the ballot using one of the following methods:
    1. Places a .55 cent stamp on the envelope and returns it via USPS […]

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.