2017 City of Valdez Municipal Election
Tuesday May 2, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Preliminary Notice of Election
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a general election will be held on May 2, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to elect candidates for the following offices:
One (1) Vacancy to Serve a Three (3) Year Term
Two (2) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Two (2) Year Term
Three (3) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Three (3) Year Term
One (1) Vacancy, to Serve a Two (2) Year Term
Eligibility of Candidates
City Council and City School Board: Must be qualified elector of Alaska who has been a resident of the City of Valdez for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the date of filing.
Nominating petitions for the offices of City Council and School Board may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office.
Nominating petitions must be filed in person.
The first date to file a nominating petition for office will be FEBRUARY 16, 2017.
Final date for filing nominating petitions for office will be MARCH 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The following proposition will appear on the May 2, 2017 official ballot.
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Shall the City of Valdez Adopt a Local Option to Prohibit the Operation of Commercial Marijuana Establishments,
Including the Following License Types:
A. A retail marijuana store:
A "retail marijuana store" means an entity registered to purchase marijuana from marijuana cultivation facilities, to purchase marijuana and marijuana products from marijuana product manufacturing facilities, and to sell marijuana and marijuana products to consumers.
B. A marijuana cultivation facility:
A "marijuana cultivation facility" means an entity registered to cultivate, prepare, and package marijuana and to sell marijuana to retail marijuana stores, to marijuana product manufacturing facilities, and to other marijuana cultivation facilities, but not to consumers.
C. A marijuana product manufacturing facility; and
A "marijuana product manufacturing facility" means an entity registered to purchase marijuana; manufacture, prepare, and package marijuana products; and sell marijuana and marijuana products to other marijuana product manufacturing facilities and to retail marijuana stores, but not to consumers.
D. A marijuana testing facility.
A "marijuana testing facility" means an entity to registered to analyze and certify the safety and potency of marijuana.
(" Yes" means that commercial marijuana establishments will be prohibited within the boundaries of the City of Valdez to include a 10 mile area within the adjacent unincorporated borough.)
("No" means that commercial marijuana establishments will be allowed in the City of Valdez as authorized and regulated in Chapter 5.06 of the Valdez Municipal Code.)
A person is qualified to vote in the May 2017 Valdez Municipal Election, who:
+ Is a United States citizen;
+ Is 18 years or older;
+ Has been a resident of the State of Alaska and the City of Valdez for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
+ Is registered to vote through the State of Alaska 30 days prior to the election as required under Alaska Statutes 15.07 and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction; and
+ Is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution.
Voters must be registered through the State of Alaska at least 30 days prior to any municipal election
Voter Registration Form (Paper Version)
https://voterregistration.alaska.gov (Online Version)
Absentee Voting Options
There are four ways to cast an absentee ballot for the May 2nd Valdez Municipal Election.
Click here to learn more about absentee voting.
Option #1: Absentee Voting in Person @ City Hall
A qualified elector may vote absentee in person at City Hall beginning
Monday, April 17, 2017 through Monday May 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on regular business days.
Option #2: Absentee Voting by Mail
Requests for an absentee ballot by mail must be made on a City of Valdez provided form, which includes the qualified elector's Valdez address, the address to which the ballot is to be sent, and the voter's signature.
Click here to download the COV absentee ballot by mail form.
It is advisable to apply for your absentee ballot by mail at least four weeks prior to the election to ensure the voted ballot reaches the City Clerk's office before May 2, 2017.
Option #3: Absentee Voting by Electronic Transmission (Fax or Email)
Requests for an absentee ballot by electronic transmission must be made on a City of Valdez provided form.
Click here to download the COV absentee voting by electronic transmission form.
Voting by email or fax is conducted by the City Clerk on regular business days
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 17, 2017 through the close of polls on election day.
Option #4: Absentee Voting through a Personal Representative
A qualified elector unable to go to the polls due to age, serious illness, or disability may either request an absentee ballot by mail as described above or apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative.
Valdez Polling Locations
Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Teen Center
Voters with residence addresses west of Hazelet Avenue.
Precinct No. 2 - Valdez City Council Chambers
Voters with residence addresses between Hazelet Avenue and a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround)
Precinct No. 3 - Robe River Fire Station
Voters with residence addresses east of a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek Crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround)
For additional information regarding Valdez local municipal elections, please contact the City Clerk's office
For additional information regarding voter registration or state/federal elections, visit http://www.elections.alaska.gov. To register to vote online, visit https://voterregistration.alaska.gov.