CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, there will be conducted in the City of Seward, Alaska, a Regular Municipal Election in accordance with Seward City Code, Title 4.
The following candidates have filed for elective office within the City of Seward and will appear on the Regular Municipal Election ballot:
SEWARD CITY COUNCIL (TWO-YEAR TERMS)
(Vote for no more than three)
HULL, John D. Jr.
BUTTS, Dale R.
SLATER, Erik R.
Note: The order of the candidate names were drawn in a random draw per SCC 4.04.025.
SEWARD PROPOSITION NO. 1
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR SEWARD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the City of Seward incur debt and issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed three million dollars ($3,000,000) to finance the planning, design and construction of road improvements in the City?
The bonds shall be secured by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the City. It is expected that annual payments of principal and interest on the Bonds will be Two Hundred Thirty Thousand dollars ($230,000), or a 0.72 increase in the mill rate (from 3.12 mills to 3.84 mills, equal to an increase of $72 per $100,000 in property value) or the approximate equivalent of a one-fifth of one percent (0.005) sales tax (from 4.0% to 4.2%).
YES [A "Yes" vote would authorize the issuance of not to exceed $3 million dollars of general obligation bonds for road improvement projects.]
NO [A "No" vote would not authorize the issuance of not to exceed $3 million dollars of general obligation bonds for road improvement projects.]
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
As provided by AS 15.07.070, 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 Constitution.
The deadline for residents to register to vote or update their voter registration is Sunday, September 4, 2016. 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 the October 4, 2016 Municipal Election with the City Clerk, you must come to the office by Friday, September 2, 2016).
Absentee voting is provided for any qualified voter who expects to be absent from the city election precinct for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day, or who will be unable to vote by reason of infirmity, illness or physical handicap:
- A voter may request an absentee ballot by mail from the City Clerk until Monday, September 26, 2016.
- A voter may vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the City Clerk starting Monday, September 19, 2016 and continuing through Monday, October 3, 2016.
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 September 19, 2016 through October 3, 2016, or at the polling location on Election Day on October 4, 2016. 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, October 4, 2016. The polls will be open on 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.