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PUBLIC NOTICE
Special Municipal Election on March 19, 2019

 

CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA

SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019

 

REFERENDUMS

REFERENDUM NO. 1

Shall City Ordinance No. 412 (adopted 9/8/1975) entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, REJECTING THE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT TO THE CITY OF SEWARD” be repealed?

Currently, the Public Employment Relations Act (“the Act”) does not apply to City of Seward employees.  Voting "yes" would repeal the ordinance which exempts the City from the Act.   So a "yes" vote would mean that the Act would apply to City Employees, and a "no" vote would keep the current situation.

Yes ______                            No ______

 

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

As provided by Article V of the Alaska Constitution and AS 15.05.010, a person is qualified to vote who is or will be at the time of the election:

  • a citizen of the United States;
  • at least 18 years of age or will be 18 years of age within ninety (90) days of registering to vote;
  • a resident of the city for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the election;
  • registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the city at least thirty (30) days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and
  • is not disqualified from voting under Article V of the State Alaska Constitution.

 

The deadline for residents to register to vote or update their voter registration is Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Please see the state’s website for more information at http://www.elections.alaska.gov or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (note – the Clerk’s Office is not open on Saturdays or Sundays, so to register in time for with the City Clerk, you must come to the office by Friday, February 15, 2019). 

 

ABSENTEE VOTING

 

Absentee voting is provided for any qualified voter who expects to be absent from the city election precinct on Election Day:

 

A voter may request an absentee ballot by mail from the City Clerk until Monday, March 11, 2019.

  • A voter may vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the City Clerk starting Monday, March 4, 2019 and continuing through Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS VOTING

 

If you are a qualified voter and cannot make it to the polls, you may vote a Special Needs ballot by designating a personal representative to bring the ballot to you. Your personal representative must appear at the City Clerk’s Office between March 4, 2019 through March 18, 2019, or at the polling location on Election Day on March 19, 2019. If you or someone you know needs assistance, or needs a personal representative, please contact the city clerk at 907-224-4046.

 

CITY POLLING PLACE

 

 

Election Day is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The polling place is located at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska.

 

 

Additional information regarding all aspects of the March 19, 2019 Special Municipal Election may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at P.O. Box 167, Seward, AK  99664 or or 907-224-4045 or 907-224-4046. Please call if you have any questions!

Brenda J. Ballou, MMC

City Clerk



City of Seward • P.O. Box 167, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building • Seward, Alaska 99664 • (907) 224-3331
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