With Election Day just around the corner, thousands of Juneau voters have already cast their ballots in this year’s by-mail/hybrid election—and if you haven’t, you still have five days left to vote. Voting in the 2022 CBJ Regular Municipal Election will close at 8 p.m., October 4, 2022, and for the first time, the by-mail election is being conducted entirely within Juneau. At the new CBJ Ballot Processing Center off Thane Road, we have already processed nearly 4,000 ballots to prepare them to be opened for counting beginning on Election Day.

Watch your mailbox for a cure letter
Out of those 4,000 ballots, just over 100 voters have been sent cure letters identifying one or more issues with their ballot envelope that must be addressed before the ballot can be approved for counting. Additional cure letters will be sent out between now and election certification, scheduled for the week of October 17. Please watch your mailboxes for a cure letter and follow the instructions in the letter to ensure your ballot can be counted. Reasons for a cure letter include but are not limited to: a missing or non-matching signature to that on file, a missing or non-matching personal identifier (must be one of the following: date of birth, last 4 digits of SSN, driver’s license number, or voter ID number), or no reference signature on file.

There’s still time to cast your ballot!
Ballots were mailed to all eligible Juneau voters on September 13. If you have not yet returned your ballot, you still have time to cast your vote by Election Day, October 4. There are several options for returning your ballot:

  • Place it in one of the two drop boxes located at the Douglas Library/Fire Hall or the Auke Bay Statter Harbor Parking lot by 8 p.m. on Election Day, October 4
  • Place a stamp on it and mail it by Election Day – please note that the postmaster has advised that anyone mailing ballots be sure to check the pick-up times on the mailbox to ensure the ballot is picked up and processed on or before Election Day
  • Drop it off at one of our two Vote Centers (see below for dates/times/locations)

At the Vote Centers voters can receive voter assistance (including assistance with cure letters), request and vote a replacement ballot (provided they have not already cast a ballot), or drop off voted ballots. Vote Center hours and locations are:

City Hall Assembly Chambers, 155 S. Seward Street
Friday, September 30 and Monday, October 3,  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Election Day, October 4: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop
Friday, September 30 and Monday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., and
Election Day, October 4: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the CBJ Elections Call Center at 907-586-5278 and choose option 4, send an email to CBJ.Elections@juneau.org or visit the CBJ elections page at juneau.org/clerk/elections