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2023 Municipal Election Candidate Filing Period Opens July 14

July 13, 2023 – News

The 2023 City and Borough of Juneau Regular Municipal Election candidate filing period opens tomorrow, Friday, July 14 at 8 a.m. and closes Monday, July 24, at 4:30 p.m.

This fall, Juneau voters will elect four Assembly members and two Board of Education (School Board) members. Juneau residents are encouraged to consider this opportunity to serve the public and contribute to their community.

All candidates running for office must complete a Declaration of Candidacy, a Nominating Petition, and an Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) Public Official Financial Disclosure form. These forms are available online and must be filed with the CBJ Municipal Clerk’s Office during the filing period.

Declaration of Candidacy and Nominating Petition forms must be submitted to the Clerk in their original paper form (with original signatures and notarized); the Public Official Financial Disclosure form must be filed electronically on APOC’s website and a signed printed copy submitted to the Clerk. The Clerk’s Office cannot certify a candidate’s nominating petition without these three paper documents filed in the Clerk’s Office by the close of the filing period on Monday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Candidates for office must be qualified voters of the City and Borough of Juneau and meet the following criteria:

  1. Qualified to vote in State elections;
  2. A resident of the municipality for at least thirty days immediately preceding the election;
  3. Registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and
  4. Not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

In addition, candidates for Assembly must be a resident of CBJ for at least one year immediately preceding election to office. See below for information on District seat eligibility.

The following Assembly and Board of Education seats are open in this election:


Two Areawide Assembly seats will be open, one for a full three-year term and one for a two-year term remainder. Voters may vote for up to two candidates for Areawide Assembly. The candidate with the highest number of votes will fill the three-year term seat, and the candidate with the second-highest number of votes will fill the two-year term remainder seat.

One District 1 Assembly seat will be open for a full three-year term. Residents of Downtown Juneau, Douglas, North Douglas, Lemon Creek and the Airport area are eligible to run for District 1.

One District 2 Assembly seat will be open for a full three-year term. Residents of Mendenhall Valley and out the road are eligible to run for District 2.

Assemblymembers are term limited to a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms before they must step down for a minimum of one year before they are eligible to run again for Assembly. All Juneau area voters may vote for all races on the ballot.

Board of Education

Two Board of Education (School Board) seats will be open in this election. Voters may vote for up to two candidates for Board of Education seats. There are no term limits for Board of Education members.

2023 Regular Municipal Election Information

The election will take place Tuesday, October 3. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on September 14, and voters are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to drop off their ballot at a ballot drop box or at one of two Vote Centers (City Hall or Mendenhall Library), or return their ballot by mail to avoid waiting in line on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote or update your voter information (including mailing address) is September 3.

For more information on CBJ elections, visit juneau.org/clerk/elections or contact the Clerk’s Office at (907) 586-5278 or [email protected].