Anchorage Municipal Election April 6th

Find all the information you need below to get ready to vote in the Municipal election in April!

* The Library is on the bond this election. Click here to jump to more info.

Registration & What to Expect

Check here to make sure you are registered to vote at your current address. If you need to register or update your information, do that here. The deadline to register in order to participate in the April election is March 7, 2021.

Ballots will be mailed out on March 15, 2021. If you will be temporarily at a different address at that time, fill out an Application to Vote at a Temporary Address.

Here is what to expect:

  1. Look out for your ballot to come in the mail – ballots will be mailed out March 15, 2021.
    • If you need assistance voting, need to replace a lost or damaged ballot, or if you ballot does not arrive, call 907-243-8683.
  2. Review your ballot and fill it out.
    • Read through the ballot carefully and decide how you would like to vote on each item. Remember, you don’t have to vote on every item.
    • Ballots will be due April 6, 2021 by 8pm. You can take your time filling out the ballot – you don’t have to do it all at once! Just keep the deadline in mind.
  3. Return your ballot - two options!

For information on voting by email or by fax, visit the Municipality’s Voter Information Page

Voting for Mayor

You can visit the website of the Acting Mayor to learn more about current mayoral initiatives and better understand the job of the Mayor.

Visit the Municipality website for a list of candidates. We recommend researching each candidate before deciding who to vote for. You can research them by entering their names into your favorite search engine, visiting their website, reading the election guide from the League of Women Voters, reading about them in a local news publication, or watching them participate in a panel discussion or interview.

For more information on evaluating your news sources, visit our guide on telling fact from fake when researching.

Voting for School Board

The School Board’s decisions can make a big impact on our city! Learn more about what the School Board is responsible for here.

Visit the Municipality website to see the list of School Board candidates. Note that there are multiple seats and you will choose one candidate for each seat.

You can research candidates by entering their names into your favorite search engine, visiting their website, reading the election guide from the League of Women Voters, reading about them in a local news publication, or watching them participate in a panel discussion or interview.

Ballot Measures & Bonds

A ballot measures is a proposed law or a proposed change to an existing law. A bond is a proposed government expenditure. For a list of all ballot measures, visit the Municipality website

You can research ballot measures and bonds by searching for them in your favorite search engine - be sure to include "Anchorage" and "2021" in your search. 

The Library on the Ballot

Anchorage Public Library is on the ballot this year.

Proposition 2 is a $1.15M facilities bond for the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center and Loussac Library in the upcoming municipal election. This bond will provide safety projects and building upgrades at these municipal-owned facilities. The Estimated Annual Property Tax Increase for $100,000 of Assessed Property Value is .25 cents per $100,000 of assessed value. More information at MOA Elections & LWVAnchorage.org

This bond will go towards a new Alaska Room @ Loussac Library on the 3rd floor and will help us secure $390K in federal matching funds. The rest of the project will be paid for by individual donations.

Limited Service Road Areas

Do you live in a Limited Service Road Area (LSRA)? The neighborhoods (with maps) are listed on the Municipality website. If you live in one of these areas, you will voting on Board of Supervisors seats. You can find a list of candidates on the Municipality website

If you don’t live in one of the listed neighborhoods, this does not apply to you.