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Updated 03/15/2019

2019 City of Valdez Municipal Election

Tuesday May 7, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
           Official List of Qualified Candidates   

City Council Member – Three Year Term
(Two Vacancies)

Alan Sorum

James "Jimmy" Devens

Sharon (Crisp) Scheidt


School Board Member – Three Year Term
(Two Vacancies)

Erica Shirk

Dalon (Vculek) Gage

Shannon Groundwater

Joe Prax

         ** SAMPLE BALLOT
COMING SOON**           

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a general election will be held on May 7, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to elect candidates for the following offices:


City Council

       Two (2) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Three (3) Year Term

School Board

Two (2) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Three (3) Year Term
Nominating petitions for the offices of Mayor, City Council, and School Board may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours. The first date to file a petition will be February 15, 2019. Final date to file or withdraw a nominating petition will be March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Nominating petitions must be picked up and filed in person by the candidate running for office.

Candidates must be registered to vote and be a resident of the City of Valdez for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

Voter Registration

A person is qualified to vote in the May 2019 Valdez Municipal Election, who:

+ Is a United States citizen;

+ Is 18 years or older;

+ Has been a resident of the State of Alaska and the City of Valdez for 30 days immediately preceding the election;

 + Is registered to vote through the State of Alaska 30 days prior to the election as required under Alaska Statutes 15.07 and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction; and

+ Is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution.

Voters must be registered through the State of Alaska at least 30 days prior to any municipal, state, or federal election

Voter Registration Form (Paper Version)
    (Online Version)       

Absentee Voting Options

There are four ways to cast an absentee ballot for the May 2019 Valdez Municipal Election.

Option #1: Absentee Voting in Person @ City Hall

A qualified elector may vote absentee in person at City Hall beginning
 Monday, April 22, 2019 through Monday May 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on regular business days.

Option #2: Absentee Voting by Mail

Requests for an absentee ballot by mail must be made on a City of Valdez provided form, which includes the qualified elector's Valdez address, the address to which the ballot is to be sent, and the voter's signature.


It is advisable to apply for your absentee ballot by mail at least four weeks prior to the election to ensure the voted ballot reaches the City Clerk's office before May 7, 2019.

Option #3: Absentee Voting by Electronic Transmission (Fax or Email)

Requests for an absentee ballot by electronic transmission must be made on a City of Valdez provided form.

                              *ABSENTEE BALLOT BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION FORM COMING SOON*                   

Voting by email or fax is conducted by the City Clerk on regular business days 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 through the close of polls on election day.

Option #4: Absentee Voting through a Personal Representative

A qualified elector unable to go to the polls due to age, serious illness, or disability may either request an absentee ballot by mail as described above or apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative.

Absentee voting through a personal representative is available beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 through the close of polls on election day. The form to request absentee voting by personal representative is available from the City Clerk's office by contacting 834-3468 or .


Valdez Polling Locations
Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Teen Center
Voters with residence addresses west of Hazelet Avenue.

Precinct No. 2 - Valdez City Council Chambers
Voters with residence addresses between Hazelet Avenue and a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround)

Precinct No. 3 - Robe River Fire Station

Voters with residence addresses east of a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek Crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround)


For additional information regarding Valdez local municipal elections, please contact the City Clerk's office
(907) 834-3468 or .  

For additional information regarding voter registration or state/federal elections, visit To register to vote online, visit