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NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION OCTOBER 6, 2020

ELECTION FORMS & APPLICATIONS

FORMS, APPLICATIONS AND NOTICES
Municipal Election Forms and Applications
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THORNE BAY CITY COUNCIL
2020

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

OCTOBER 6, 2020 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

2020 Municipal Election Newly Elected Officials:

Council Seat        Term                        Expires           
Seat C              3-Years               October 2023

  • Thom Cunningham
  • Greg Kerkof

Seat E              3-Years               October 2023

  • Jon Stram
  • Kim Redmond

Seat G              1-Year                 October 2021

  • Wes Craske
  • Deann Minnillo
  • Robert Hartwell

Voter Registrations

If you are not registered to vote:

Forms are available through the City Clerk’s office, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

Or online:https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/


Reminding residents to register to vote is a courtesy.  Residents can’t vote in the city election or run for city council unless they’re registered to vote in the city. 

Residents must be registered to vote 30 days prior to a Municipal Election to be an eligible voter of the City.


Polling Place Locations 

City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THORNE BAY MUNICIPAL CODE:

Quick Link to Thorne Bay Municipal Code Elections

Election Precinct for Thorne Bay 35/961  view the map for Thorne Bay Voting Precinct:

Select 35-precinct maps page 15 for Thorne Bay

https://elections.alaska.gov/er_rd_dd_pm_2013.php

Polling Locations - On Election Day
Polling Location City Elections:
City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919
Polling Location State Elections:

City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919

Absentee Voting  Locations 

State Absentee Elections:

  • City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 (two weeks prior to election date)
  • Davidson Landing Fire Hall, South Thorne Bay, Harbor Road, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 (on election day only)

City Elections:

  • City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919
  • Davidson Landing Fire Hall, South Thorne Bay, Harbor Road, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 (to be determined)

Election Workers Needed:

Election Worker Information

Thank you for your interest in joining our Election Team, as an Election worker for Thorne Bay.  Becoming an Election Worker is a very important decision and requires making a serious commitment to the Team.

Election Workers are paid for the hours they work each Election day.

Also, a Election Worker is required to:

Be a registered voter in Thorne Bay

Have reliable transportation

Be able to work at least 14 hours on Election Day (no shifts)

Be able to fulfill your schedule if hired

After reading through the above information and feel you can meet the requirements, you may submit the application to the office of the City Clerk at 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919, for processing.

The City Council appoints Election Judges at their second meeting in September each year.  If you are selected to serve as an Election Worker, you will be notified by the Clerks Office the following day (third Wednesday of September).

If you have any questions, please contact Teri Feibel, City Clerk, at (907) 828-3380.

The City Council appoints Election Judges at their second meeting in September each year.  If you are selected to serve as an Election Worker, you will be notified by the Clerks Office the following day (third Wednesday of September).   If you have any questions, please contact the Teri Feibel, City Clerk, at (907) 828-3380.

Election Worker Application

 

ABSENTEE VOTING IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS


http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/votingbeforeelectionday.php

 
Absentee Voting Applications
 
Absentee Voting  Locations 
State Elections:

City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 (two weeks prior to election date)

Davidson Landing Fire Hall, South Thorne Bay, Harbor Road, Thorne Bay, AK  99919 (on election day)

City Elections:

City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919

September 8, 2020

Absentee Voting Begins

A person who seeks to vote by absentee ballot may file either in person or by mailing his written application to the city clerk.  Absentee in person applications are accepted not earlier than 30 days before the regular election.

September 6th falls on a Sunday, and Monday, September 7th is Labor Day  therefore Absentee Voting will begin on TUESDAY September 8th.   

September 8, 2020

October 1, 2020

Absentee By-MAIL ENDS

This is the last day to request an application for By-Mail Ballot.

BY MAIL APPLICATION REQUESTS ONLY

October 1, 2020

October 5, 2020

Absentee Voting ENDS

Last day to vote Absentee in Person.  Absentee Voting will end at 4:00 p.m. on October 5th.

October 5, 2020

October 6, 2020

CITY ELECTION DAY

The Municipal Election will begin on October 6, 2020.  Polling Location is City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive.  The polls open at 8am and close at 8pm.

October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

CITY ELECTION DAY-ABSENTEE DAVIDSON LANDING

There will be Absentee Voting on Election Day at Davidson Landing Fire Hall, South Thorne Bay. 

Absentee voting will begin at 8:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

October 6, 2020

October 9, 2020

Canvassing Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting to Canvass the Absentee Ballots cast for the October 6th, 2020, Regular Municipal Election!

Meeting will be held on Friday, October 9th, in the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 p.m.

October 9, 2020

October 12, 2020

Special Meeting of the City Council Certifying Election

Special Meeting of the City Council to Certify the results of the 2020-General Municipal Election.

Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

October 12, 2020

October 19, 2020

Special Meeting to Appoint Vice-Mayor

Special Meeting to appoint the Vice Mayor from the City Council to serve a one-year term.  

Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

October 19, 2020
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What is an Initiative and Referendum?

Initiative
An initiative is an ordinance or resolution that is proposed by citizens and voted on by municipal residents.

Referendum
A referendum is a repeal by the voters of an ordinance or resolution that was adopted by the governing body. The term referendum can also be used to describe the process where the council seeks the voters’ opinion on a question.

INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS SUMMARY:

The initiative and referendum process is a powerful tool available to municipal residents to guarantee that they have a voice in local governance by giving them a procedure to create or repeal local laws. This procedure ensures that a majority of the voters agree with the initiative or referendum by mandating an election as the final step. The results of the election are binding on the governing body for two years.

INITIATIVE PROCEDURE HANDBOOK/APPLICATION FOR PETITION:

 

Initiative Referendum Procedures

Application for Petition for Initiative Sponsor

What would you do to help?

What would or could you do to help someone who has been hurt? What happens when someone you know needs medical help when time is crucial and help is at least an hour away, just for help to get here, and another hour to get to higher medical help?

Thorne Bay needs and wants everyone’s help. We are going to try again to get our EMERGENCY SERVICES (Fire and EAT responders) back on track and up and running.

We are asking one and all to PLEASE think about the health and safety of your families and friends and neighbors. Please consider being a participant in a very important part of our community. Not everyone has to be involved in the trauma and blood, you could be a driver, a support person for the response teams, help with fund raisers, there are lots of different things that you can get involved with.

The most important part of this team needs to be young, strong, energetic, responsible and medically trained people.  People who care about one another.

In the beginning you would be asked to volunteer your time, and be able to receive a small stipend for every response, but in the future when we have a decent team and a Sponsoring Physician we would be able to bill the insurance companies  for responding and that would generate enough dollars to pay the responders.

We are hosting some fund raisers so that we can offer training to those that are interested in helping our community. We offer the training free of charge with an agreement to serve at least 6 months.

There is also travel opportunities involved for those interested. Trainings in Juneau, Sitka and Anchorage.

We would like to get at least 20 individuals to join the team. The more we have the less on call time there would be if we only have a few members. Let’s work together as a community and get this program going again.