Municipal Election Ballot Drop Box
A ballot drop box was recently installed outside of Girdwood’s Community Center to collect votes for the Municipality’s first vote by mail for the April 3 election. The drop box will be opened to receive ballots beginning on March 13 and closed on April 3 at 8 p.m. Registered voters should begin receiving their ballots in the mail soon.
A completed ballot can be returned using a drop box, via the U.S. Postal Service (with postage) or at an accessible vote center. There will be no in-person voting on election day, which features the mayoral race, three school board races and 12 propositions. Girdwood Board of Supervisors incumbents Gerald (Jerry) Fox (Seat A) and Eryn Boone (Seat B) are running unopposed.
Proposition No. 9 concerns Girdwood and parking enforcement. With the exception of Downtown Anchorage, all Municipal parking enforcement is conducted by Anchorage Police Department. Girdwood contracts Whittier Police Department for service, but it is only allowed to enforce state law, not municipal. If passed by a majority of Municipal voters, Prop. 9 would allow the Girdwood Valley Service Area to designate a specific police department to enforce parking.
Go to muni.org/departments/assembly/clerk/elections/Pages/default.aspx for vote center hours and more comprehensive information about the Municipal election.