Elections

Updated 05.05.2021

2021 City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election

Election Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021  

Polls Open: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Final Results - May 2021 Valdez Regular Municipal Election

Notes About Final Election Results:

  • Valdez City Council will certify the election results during their regular meeting on 5/5/2021.
  • Newly elected School Board Members will be sworn in during the School Board regular meeting on 5/10/2021.
  • Newly elected Mayor and Council Members will be sworn in during the City Council regular meeting on 5/18/2021.

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Notice of Election

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 TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to elect candidates for the following offices:

MAYOR:                      One (1) Vacancy to Serve a Three (3) Year Term

CITY COUNCIL:         Two (2) Vacancies to Each Serve a Three (3) Year Term

SCHOOL BOARD:     Two (2) Vacancies to Each Serve a Three (3) Year Term        

Click here to download a pdf version of the Preliminary Notice of 2021 Regular Municipal and School Board Election.

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List of Eligible Candidates

The City Clerk hereby certifies the following candidates have been nominated by qualified electors of the City of Valdez, Alaska and will appear on the May 4, 2021, City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election Ballot.

Mayor - Three Year Term

  • Clay Strickland
  • Sharon (Crisp) Scheidt

City Council Member - Three Year Term - Two Vacancies

  • Todd Wegner
  • Dawson Moore
  • Dennis Fleming
  • Elijah Haase
  • Jim Shirrell

School Board Member - Three Year Term - Two Vacancies

  • Kathleen Todd

Click here to download certificate of eligible candidates.

Click here to download a SAMPLE BALLOT.

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List of Eligible Write-in Candidates

In accordance with Valdez Municipal Code Chapter 7.04 (Updated by Ordinance No. 21-04), the following write-in candidates satisfy the qualifications as provided in Section 7.04.040(c) and have filed a valid letter of intent with the city clerk no later than five days prior to the election. To be considered, each candidate must receive at least twenty-five votes for school board.

School Board Member Write-in Candidates

  • Cara Bourne
  • Tammy Jo McMahon
  • Megan Gunderson

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Voter Registration

A person is qualified to vote in the Valdez Municipal Election on May 4, 2021 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)

Voter Registration Alaska Link (Online Version) 

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Absentee Voting Options

There are four ways to cast an absentee ballot for the May 2021 Regular Municipal Election.

Option #1: Absentee Voting in Person @ City Hall

A qualified elector may vote absentee in person at City Hall beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 through Monday, May 3, 2021 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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL

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 4, 2021.

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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION 

Voting by electronic transmission is conducted by the City Clerk’s office on regular business days from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 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 19, 2021 through the close of polls on election day. To request absentee voting by personal representative, contact the City Clerk’s office at (907) 835-4313 or kcarr@valdezak.gov slim divider

Valdez Polling Locations

Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Recreation Center (Formerly called the Valdez Teen Center) - 414 W Hanagita Street
Voters with residence addresses west of Hazelet Avenue. 

Precinct No. 2 - Valdez City Council Chambers - 212 Chenega Ave
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 - 114 River Drive
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For additional information regarding Valdez local municipal elections, please contact the City Clerk’s office (907) 835-4313 or kcarr@valdezak.gov. For additional information regarding voter registration or state/federal elections, visit Alaska Elections. To register to vote online, visit Voter Registration Alaska.