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With five days left, over 23 percent of voters have returned ballots in CBJ Municipal Election

October 2, 2020 – News

Voters have until October 6 to return ballots in the City and Borough of Juneau’s October 6 By Mail Municipal Election. Thank you to the more than 23% of voters who’ve already voted. Voter turnout was 31.4% in 2019 and 35.5% in 2018.

CBJ mailed ballots to 27,467 registered Juneau voters on September 15. As of Thursday, October 1, CBJ Election officials have received 6,425 returned ballots by the following methods:

  • Municipality of Anchorage Election Center (received by mail): 2,679 ballots
  • City Hall Vote Center: 627 ballots
  • Mendenhall Valley Library Vote Center: 1,013 ballots
  • Douglas Library/Fire Hall Ballot Drop Box: 968 ballots
  • Statter Harbor Boat Launch parking lot Ballot Drop Box: 1,108 ballots
  • City Clerk’s Office (prior to the vote centers being opened and e-ballots): 30 ballots

If you haven’t yet voted, there are five days left to do so. Regular Polling Place locations will NOT be open on Election Day, Tuesday, October 6. For this By-Mail election, you have three options for voting:

  1. Mail your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service with a 55 cent or Forever stamp; or ​
  2. Place your ballot in a Secure Ballot Drop Box at the Douglas Library or the Statter Harbor boat launch parking lot until 8 p.m. on Oct. 6; no stamp required; or
  3. Take your ballot to a Juneau Vote Center at City Hall or the Mendenhall Valley Public Library; no stamp required. If you need to obtain a ballot at the vote center, please bring ID, like a State of Alaska voter card, an Alaska driver’s license or state ID card, a military ID card, a passport, a hunting or fishing license, or other current or valid photo identification.

Vote Center Hours & Locations:

  • City Hall – Assembly Chambers (155 S. Seward St.)
    • Weekdays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Election Day, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Mendenhall Valley Public Library (3025 Dimond Park Loop)
    • Weekdays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturdays, Sept. 26 & Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Election Day, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Unofficial election results will not be available on Election Night, Tuesday, October 6. Preliminary unofficial results will be available the evening of Friday, October 9, on the CBJ Elections webpage. For more information or voter assistance, read these CBJ Election FAQs, email cbjelections@juneau.org, or contact CBJ Election Call Center at 364-7401 Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 586-5278.