ALASKA BETTER ELECTIONS IMPLEMENTATION

New Election System

In the 2020 General Election, voters approved an initiative to establish a Nonpartisan Top Four Primary Election system and a Ranked Choice Voting General Election system. There will be many changes to how we vote and how elections look. As time goes on, the State Elections webpage will be updated to include additional educational tools to help prepare you for voting in both new election systems.

Concept Ballots

You can view sample demonstration ballots. If you have suggestions or questions, please let us know – tiffany.montemayor@alaska.gov. We want voters to be part of the ballot design process.

Press Release ↗

Read the Press Release on Alaska’s Ranked Choice Voting

Guide Ranked Choice Voting ↗

Your guide to Ranked Choice Voting, What, Why & How

Top Four Primary Card ↗

View the Candidates for the Primary Election

SPECIAL WORKSHOP TUESDAY AUGUST 17TH 5:30

There is a special workshop scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 5:30pm.

Topic of the workshop is 2 polling places within one precinct and how to ensure that duplicate voting does not occur.

When does workshop begin? Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 5:30 pm | 50 minutes

How do I participate? Join by webex online video or teleconferencing using the below credentials.

LINK TO WORKSHOP

https://cityofthornebay.my.webex.com/cityofthornebay.my/j.php?MTID=me0b6747ad80a9812edf140a5868bfaeb

Meeting number: 2559 517 8851

Password: PmEbWJPy264 (76329579 from phones and video systems)

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 12/15/20

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 6:30 pm


Meeting Link: https://cityofthornebay.my.webex.com/cityofthornebay.my/j.php?MTID=m8729532e48117f0ee1ff5b9e77c1f3d8

Meeting number: 126380 6856

Password: bpBQQPUt386 (27277788 from phones and video systems) Agenda: Will be published Friday, December 11, 2020

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Dial 1263806856@webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
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Special City Council Meeting Monday, October 12th

There will be a special meeting of the City Council MONDAY, October 12, 2020, to certify the results of the October 6, 2020 Municipal Election.

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Teri Feibel, CMC invites you to join this Webex meeting.
Meeting number (access code): 126 437 6697  
Meeting password: QfFpZM3BT32 (73379632 from phones and video systems)      
Monday, October 12, 2020 6:00 pm  |  (UTC-08:00) Alaska  |  1 hr       Join meeting      
Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only) +1-408-418-9388,,1264376697#73379632# United States Toll Some mobile devices may ask attendees to enter a numeric meeting password.    
Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Global call-in numbers      
Join by video system, application or Skype for business Dial 1264376697@webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.        
 
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REGISTER TO VOTE BY OCT 4th FOR THE NOVEMBER 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

The Division of Elections (DOE) would like to inform you of some important upcoming dates relevant to the November 3, 2020 General Election.

·  October 4Voter registration deadline
·  October 19Early, absentee in-person and special needs voting begins.
Application period begins to request a ballot by electronic transmission
·  October 24Deadline to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot
·  November 2Deadline to apply for a ballot by electronic transmission, 5:00pm AST
·  November 3General Election Day – Polls open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

If you want to vote by-mail, DOE encourages you to apply now. You can use the division’s paperless online absentee by-mail application or the paper application. There is also a pdf fillable application available on the division’s website.

DOE recommends you return your ballot as soon as possible. All ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3. State law allows for ballots postmarked within the United States to be received within 10 days following the election and 15 days if postmarked outside of the United States.

DOE is aware there has been a lot of news stories on what information will be provided in relation to candidates’ registered party affiliation or political group. The ballot will only list the way the candidate was nominated (i.e., Democratic Nominee, Republican Nominee, or Petition Nominee). If you are interested in learning about a candidate’s registered party affiliation or political group, you can find this information on the DOE website candidate page or by reviewing the Official Election Pamphlet when it arrives at your house. Please take the time to get to know your choices before Election Day.

Here is what you can expect to see when voting early or at the polling places on Election Day:

  1. Election officials will be wearing provided PPE, such as facial coverings and gloves.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be available for you to use before checking in, when using voting equipment and upon exiting the polling place.
  3. Facial coverings will be available for you, as well as disposable gloves.
  4. DOE will promote CDC recommended social distancing,
  5. Every effort will be made to space voting booths six feet apart.
  6. Election officials will be disinfecting the voting area throughout the day.

General Election is on Tuesday, November 3. On Election Day, polling places will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

For detailed information about voting, visit the DOE website.

NEWS RELEASE: COVID-19 | MUNICIPAL BUILDING CLOSURES

The City of Thorne Bay will close to the public as of March 17th through March 31st, 2020.

In an abundance of caution the City of Thorne Bay is following the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Legislation, and the Federal (CDC) guidelines and limiting all physical interactions with the public.

As such, Municipal Offices will be closed to the public but open for business via telephone and email.

FOR ALL BUSINESS PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL BY THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

Telephone:

(907) 828-3380

Email:

CITY CLERK:

Teri Feibel         cityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov

ACCOUNTING & CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Lia Roseland: –customerservice@thornebay-ak.gov

Dana Allison:    reception@thornebay-ak.gov

The City Council has cancelled their regular scheduled meeting for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  We will keep the public updated on a date for future meetings. 

The next scheduled meeting of the City Council is April 7th