Elections

Updated 08/09/2019

2019 City of Valdez Special Municipal Election

Tuesday September 10, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Click to View Notice of Election: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the purposes of submitting the following Proposition to the qualified voters:

PROPOSITION NO. 1

Shall the City of Valdez, Alaska issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 for the design and construction of citywide pavement and utilities upgrades?

YES _____
 NO _____ 

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Note: The City Council supports the design and construction of citywide pavement and utilities upgrades. Proposition Number 1 provides voters the opportunity to determine the funding source for the project (general obligation bonds or cash reserves). 

Voter Registration

A person is qualified to vote in the September 2019 Valdez Special 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)

Voter Registration Alaska Link (Online Version) 

Absentee Voting Options

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

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Option #1: Absentee Voting in Person @ City Hall

A qualified elector may vote absentee in person at City Hall beginning Monday, August 26, 2019 through Monday September 9, 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.

DOWNLOAD ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL REQUEST FORM 

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 September 10, 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.

DOWNLOAD ABSENTEE BALLOT BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION REQUEST FORM 

Voting by electronic transmission is conducted by the City Clerk on regular business days from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, August 26, 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, August 26, 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 907-834-3468 or Email Allie Ferko.

Valdez Polling Locations

Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Recreation Center (Formerly called the 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 Email Allie Ferko. For additional information regarding voter registration or state/federal elections, visit Alaska Elections. To register to vote online, visit Voter Registration Alaska.