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2019 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 OCTOBER 1, 2019, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Available Seats for the 2019 Municipal Election are as follows:

Council Seat        Term                        Expires               Currently Held
Seat (A)                 3-year term            October 2022         Raymond Slayton                        
Seat (B)                 3-year term            October 2022         Risa Carlson
Seat (C)                 2-year term            October 2021         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 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 (on election day only)

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 2, 2019

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.  Applications by mail or in person are accepted not earlier than 30 days, and not later than the day before the regular election. 

September 1st falls on a Sunday, therefore Absentee Voting will begin on MONDAY Septeber 2nd. 

September 2, 2019

September 25, 2019

Absentee By-MAIL ENDS

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

BY MAIL APPLICATION REQUESTS ONLY

September 25, 2019

September 30, 2019

Absentee Voting ENDS

Last day to vote Absentee in Person.  Absentee Voting will end at 4:00 p.m. on September 30th.

September 30, 2019

October 1, 2019

CITY ELECTION DAY

The Municipal Election will begin on October 1, 2019.  Polling Location is City Hall Council Chabers, 120 Freeman Drive.  The polls open at 8am and close at 8pm.

October 1, 2019
  • Description
  • Petition Process Summary
  • Petition Forms

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