Municipal election in October to be vote-by-mail

Municipal election in October to be vote-by-mail

City announces vote-by-mail for Oct vote

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Oct. 6 Regular Municipal Election will be held as a vote-by-mail election, CBJ announced.

CBJ will be partnering with the Municipality of Anchorage, which has run vote-by-mail elections for the past two years and recently held its annual election in April during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from CBJ.

“The partnership will allow CBJ to use Anchorage’s Election Center and staffing resources, saving CBJ the need to purchase the vote-by-mail equipment and set up an Election Center,” the release stated.

Many of Juneau’s election volunteers are 60 or older, according to CBJ, making the typical voting process unworkable.

However, voters will still have the option to vote in person for two weeks leading up to Election Day at least one voting center, according to CBJ.

Municipal staff who run the municipal elections will be in contact with voters in the coming weeks and months to provide information about the changes in the election process as well as to verify the mailing addresses of Juneau voters, the release said. The option to have a ballot sent to an alternate mailing address will be available as well

As the process moves along, more municipal election details will be forthcoming, according to CBJ.

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