Anchorage Gears Up for a Runoff Election
Anchorage voters came out to elect a new mayor on April 6, however, no candidate gathered the 45% required to win the election outright. This is why on May 11 there will be a runoff election to determine who will be Anchorage’s new Mayor. In this election only the two candidates who have obtained the highest number of votes will compete.
As of Thursday, April 15, Dave Bronson had 23,597 votes or 33%, compared to Forrest Dunbar’s 22,238 or 31% of the 72,600 votes now counted.
The Runoff Election of May 11, 2021 is a vote at home/vote by mail election and voters can vote in the convenience of their own home.
The Municipal Election Team announced that the assigned packages will be mailed to qualified and registered voters as soon as possible after the certification on April 20 of the ordinary municipal election and confirmation of the runoff election.
Voters will have the opportunity to study the ballot with trusted resources, mark their options, sign the voter’s statement, and return their ballot to a secure delivery box, a Voting Center in Anchorage (AVC), or by mail through the USPS. The deadline to vote in the runoff election is May 11. And certification of Runoff Election Results (Regular Assembly Meeting) on May 25.
You can find specific voting times and locations for the runoff election at http://muni.org/elections/AVC.