VOTE ABSENTEE FOR THORNE BAY MUNICIPAL ELECTION

ABSENTEE VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT CITY HALL! You may vote for the City’s Municipal Election absentee in person and by mail beginning today, September 3rd, through 4pm September 30, 2019. Thorne Bay City Hall, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION

TO BE HELD: October 1, 2019

FOR THE PURPOSE OF FILLING THREE (3) VACANT SEATS ON THE THORNE BAY CITY COUNCIL.

THERE ARE TWO BALLOT PROPOSITIONS.

SEAT: A    3-YEAR TERM:

Candidates:      

Roger Longbotham

Raymond G. Slayton (Incumbent)

Everett R. Cook

SEAT: B    3-YEAR TERM:

Candidates:      

Eric L. Rhodes

Risa J. Carlson (Incumbent) 

SEAT: C    1-YEAR TERM:

Candidates:      

Abby Cook

Thom A. Cunningham

Rosalyn Hert  

PROPOSITION NO. 1 SALES TAX:                                                                                          

PROPOSITION NO. 1 SALES TAX

Shall the City of Thorne Bay, Alaska increase its sales tax rate from six percent (6%) to seven percent (7%), if the sales tax revenue generated by the rate increase is dedicated to funding an Emergency Services Coordinator for the Emergency Services Department and sunset after 4-years (December 31, 2023)?

PROPOSITION NO. 2  ELECTION OF MAYOR:                                                                     

Shall the Thorne Bay Mayor be elected by the popular vote of the people at large, from the council per AS 29.20.230 (d)?

VOTER QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN STATE ELECTIONS.
  2. RESIDENT OF THE CITY 30 DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE ELECTION.
  3. REGISTERED TO VOTE IN DISTRICT 35, PRECINCT 780, THORNE BAY 6AAC  35.780 full description of boundaries located on the City Website www.thornebay-ak.gov elections tab
  4. NOT DISQUALIFIED UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ALASKA WHICH PROVIDES THAT:

NO PERSON MAY VOTE WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY INVOLVING MORAL TURPITUDE UNLESS HIS CIVIL RIGHTS HAVE BEEN RESTORED OR JUDICIALLY DETERMINED TO BE OF UNSOUND MIND UNLESS REVERSED.

CITY OF THORNE BAY REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION POLLING AND ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATIONS:

POLLING LOCATION:

       LOCATION OF POLLS:    City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK  99919

       POLLS WILL OPEN:         8:00 A.M. OCTOBER 1, 2019

       POLLS WILL CLOSE:       8:00 P.M. OCTOBER 1, 2019

ABSENTEE VOTING ON ELECTION DAY:

       LOCATION OF ABSENTEE ON ELECTION DAY ONLY:    Davidson Landing Fire Hall, Davidson Landing Harbor, Thorne Bay Road, South Thorne Bay Subdivision, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

       POLLS WILL OPEN:             8:00 A.M. OCTOBER 1, 2019

       POLLS WILL CLOSE:           8:00 P.M. OCTOBER 1, 2019

ABSENTEE VOTING IN PERSON:

Anyone wishing to vote by absentee ballot may do so by requesting an absentee ballot in person or by mail from the municipality.  Absentee ballots may be requested no sooner than SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2019, nor later than SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2019, BY 4:00 P.M. The application must be signed by the applicant and show his/her physical place of residence in the City of Thorne Bay.