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- 2023 School Board and City Council Candidates
- About Proposition 1
- Sample Ballot
- Absentee Voting Options
Official Candidate List for the Regular Municipal and School Board Election
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FILED NOMINATION PETITIONS WITH THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE AND WILL APPEAR ON THE MAY 2, 2023 BALLOT
(Candidates listed in the order they will appear on the ballot)
CITY COUNCIL - 3 YEAR TERM (2 SEATS)
James "Jimmy" Devens
Tammy Jo Liddell
CITY COUNCIL - 1 YEAR TERM (1 SEAT)
SCHOOL BOARD - 3 YEAR TERM (3 SEATS)
SCHOOL BOARD - 1 YEAR TERM (1 SEAT)
City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election
MAY 2, 2023 - PROPOSITION #1 - SUMMARY STATEMENT
Proposition 1 will ask the voters to consider this question: “Shall the Valdez Municipal Charter be amended to replace gender binary nouns and pronouns (including he, she, his and hers) with gender neutral terms?”
The intention of this proposed Charter amendment is to modernize the language in the Valdez Municipal Charter to reflect current best practices in legal drafting. This is primarily a technical and grammatical change, but does have the additional intent of promoting a culture of inclusivity in city government. Though non-gendered language has been the standard norm for many years with drafting of new ordinances, much of the older language in the Valdez Municipal Code and the Valdez Municipal Charter uses exclusively male pronouns.
This drafting change will most frequently replace gendered language with appropriate gender-neutral titles. Here is one example:
Section 3.5. The Mayor Pro Tempore. The mayor pro tempore shall succeed to the office of mayor when a vacancy occurs in that office.
He The mayor pro tempore shall have and exercise the powers and duties of the mayor when the mayor is absent or unable to perform the duties of his the office. When a doubt exists concerning the ability of the mayor to perform the duties of his the office, the council shall, by resolution, determine whether the mayor pro tempore shall act in the place of the mayor. Such determination shall stand until the council determines that such disability or inability ceases.
ABSENTEE VOTING OPTIONS - 2023 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
There are four ways which you may cast an absentee ballot for the City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election to be held May 2, 2023.
|IN PERSON AT CITY HALL|
A qualified elector may vote before the City Clerk at the front office of City Hall beginning Monday, April 17, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on regular business days.
The last day to vote before the City Clerk will be Monday, May 1, 2023, before 5:00 p.m.
|BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION|
Voting by email or fax is conducted by the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours beginning Monday, April 17, 2023 through the close of polls on election day.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for instructions regarding absentee voting by electronic transmission.
|DOWNLOAD FORM HERE!|
|ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL|
The request for an absentee ballot by mail must be made on a City of Valdez provided form, which includes your Valdez address, the address to which the ballot is to be sent, and your signature.
It is advisable to apply for your absentee by mail ballot at least 4 weeks prior to the election to ensure the voted ballot reaches the City Clerk’s office before May 2, 2023.
|DOWNLOAD FORM HERE!|
|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/electronic transmission or apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative.
This option is available Monday, April 17, 2023 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.