2017 General Municipal Election October 3, 2017
Elections for State REAA and City of Thorne Bay General Election – Will be held in the Thorne Bay City Hall Council Chambers, Tuesday October 3, 2017
MUNICIPAL ELECTION TIMELINE:
2017 General Municipal Election
October 3rd, 2017
Location of Polls: City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay AK 99919
Polls Open: 8:00 a.m.
Polls Close: 8:00 p.m.
Do you want to be a council member for the City of Thorne Bay?
File a declaration of candidacy with the office of the City Clerk.
Details for the filing periods are below:
Declarations for City Council Seats:
Declaration of Candidacy may not be filed earlier than 50 days before the election date and no later than 30 days before the election
City Council Seats for Election:
Council Seat C – 3 Year Term
(Currently held by Robert Hartwell)
Council Seat E – 3 Year Term
(Currently held by James Gould)
First Day to file: August 14, 2017 (50 days prior to election)
Last Day to file: September 1, 2017 (32 days prior to election)
September 3rd (Sunday), is the latest date (30 days before election date) that a person can declare candidacy per the Thorne Bay Municipal Code. Declarations are not accepted on weekends or holidays, therefore the last day to file for Candidacy of the City Council will be on Friday September 1, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.
Notice of Election:
Election Notice must be posted no later than: September 13th, 2017
2.28.180 Notice of election. The city clerk shall give at least twenty days notice of each general, or special elections by posting notices in three locations within the city; If the city has two or more precincts or polling places within the city limits, the clerk shall post notices of elections in each voting precinct or polling place.
Absentee In Person Voting:
Earliest Date to vote Absentee: September 5th, 2017 (28 days prior to election date. The 3rd is a Sunday and 4th is the Labor Day Holiday)
Last Day to vote Absentee: October 2nd 4:00 p.m. (Day before election close of business)
Absentee By Mail Voting:
Application for Absentee Ballots must be received by the city clerk, no less than five days before a city election (September 28, 2017)
First Day to Request Mail Ballot: No Date Specified in Code
Last Day to request Mail Ballot: September 28th
Last day to execute Mail Ballot: October 3rd, 2017 by 8:00 p.m.
Last day to receive Mail Ballot: October 6th by 4:00 p.m.
2.28.530Â Absentee ballot-Receipt. To be counted an absentee voters ballot must be executed before the polls close in the city and be received by the clerk prior to the time the ballots are canvassed by the canvassing committee.
Election Canvassing & Certification Dates
October 6, 2017 – City Council will Canvass the Absentee Ballots from October 3rd General Municipal Election
Canvassing begins at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
October 9, 2017 – Special Meeting of City Council to Certify Election Results from October 3rd General Municipal Election
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, with a workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m.
October 16, 2017 – Special Meeting of the City Council for the purpose of appointing a Vice Mayor from the City Council, by the Council
October 16th Special Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, with a workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m.
NOTICES WILL BE POSTED AROUND TOWN AS PER THE THORNE BAY MUNICIPAL CODE:
Election Precinct for Thorne Bay 35/961 view the map for Thorne Bay Voting Precinct:
Select 35-precinct maps page 15 for Thorne Bay
Absentee Ballot Applications:
Application for Absentee By Mail: Absentee By Mail 2017
Application for Absentee in Person: Absentee in person 2017