Eagle River voting center set up to help with April 2 election

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 13:56
  • The ballot box inside the municipal polling station at the Eagle River Town Center Building in downtown Eagle River on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Aletha Bennett, 17, places her parents’ ballots into the ballot drop box outside the voting center in the Eagle River Town Center Building in downtown Eagle River on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • The voting center at the Eagle River Town Center Building in downtown Eagle River on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • The ballot drop box outside the Eagle River Town Center Building in downtown Eagle River on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • The voting center at the Eagle River Town Center Building in downtown Eagle River on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

The 2019 municipal election is ongoing through April 2 and is being conducted through the mail. Voters should have received a vote-by-mail packet in the mail shortly after the ballots were sent out in early March.

Signed ballots can be returned either by mail or at a secure drop box.

Because the election is through the mail, traditional precinct polling places will not be open on election day. However, the municipality has set up an Accessible Vote Center in the Eagle River Town Center building (12001 Business Boulevard) in downtown Eagle River. There, voters can turn in ballots, replace a lost or damaged ballot, receive a ballot if they did not get one in the mail, get answers to other questions, register to vote and vote a questioned or provisional ballot.

The center is open weekdays through April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on April 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are also drop boxes set up at more than a dozen locations in Anchorage.

For more information, visit the municipality’s website at muni.org or call the municipal clerk at (907) 243-8683.

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