City and Borough Elections
Who is responsible for city and borough elections?
City and borough elections are conducted by the local city or borough clerk following procedures set out in municipal ordinances.
Does the Division of Elections have any jurisdiction over city or borough elections?
The Division of Elections does not have any jurisdiction over city or borough elections. However, the Division of Elections maintains all voter registration for the State of Alaska and provides the list of registered voters to city and borough entities for local elections. The Division is responsible for maintaining the precinct boundaries and street assignments within the 40 state house districts, as well as the permanent polling place locations assigned to a precinct. The Division of Elections maintains most of the voting equipment such as voting booths, ballot boxes and the optical scan voting units which many jurisdictions use as their vote tabulation system.
How do I contact my city or borough clerk's office for additional information?
You may look up your city and borough to find contact information through the State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska Community Database, Municipal Official Directory.
If I have an issue with my city or borough election, who should I contact?
You should first contact your local city or borough clerk or you may contact a Local Government Specialist with the State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Local Government Assistance Office.