2023 Election Timeline

General Election day for Lake and Peninsula Local Election is Tuesday, October 3, 2023 to elect officials for the following offices:

·        Assembly Member, Seat A, District 1, 3 year term – currently held by Randy Alvarez, Igiugig AK

·        Assembly Member, Seat D, District 2, 3 year term – currently held by Alvin Pedersen, Chignik Lagoon, AK

·        School Board Member, Seat A, District 1, 3 year term – currently held by Shannon Johnson, Iliamna AK

·        School Board Member, Seat C, District 1, 3 year term – currently held by Beth Hill, Kokhanok AK

·        School Board Member, Seat D, District 2, 3 year term – currently held by Amber Christensen-Fox, Port Heiden AK

There will not be any polling places for this election. All voters in all communities in the Lake and Peninsula Borough will be voting entirely by mail.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Notice of Open Nominations is printed in the Anchorage Daily News and sent to each village to post. Nomination packets are available here

Monday June 5, 2023

Nominations for 2023 Lake and Peninsula Borough Election Open. To register complete a nomination packet.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Notice of Intent to hold a October 3, 2023 Municipal Election is sent to Alaska Daily News and to each village for posting

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Nominations to be a candidate close 45 days prior to the election.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Borough Staff prints ballots in English, Yupik, Dena'ina, and Sugpiaq and begins the process of compiling the ballots and preparing for mailing

Wednesday, September 1, 2023

All voters on the State of Alaska list of eligible voters in Lake and Peninsula Borough will be sent an ballot.

Sunday September 3, 2023

Voters must be registered 30 days prior to the election to be eligible to vote. Register to vote with the State of Alaska

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election race.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Those voters who registered within the last 30 days who were not sent a ballot on September 1st will be mailed a ballot.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

All ballots must be postmarked prior to or today. Ballots postmarked after October 3, 2023 will be questioned and the Canvass Committee will decide if they will be opened and counted.

Friday, November 14, 2023

The Borough allows 42 days for ballots to be received in the Borough Clerk's office. Ballots received after this date will be questioned and given to the Canvass Committee to decide whether to open and count them.

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Canvass Committee meets to consider questioned ballots and tally all ballots cast legally.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Those voters whose ballot was questioned and found to be deficient by the Canvass Committee will be sent letters explaining that their ballot was not opened or counted and why. These voters have 21 days to contest the exclusion of their ballot and/or to contest the election.

Wednesday, December 6, 2022

Voters who chose to contest the election outcome or the exclusion of their ballot must notify the clerk no later than 14 days after the Canvass Committee meets.

Thursday, December 7, 2022

A special Assembly meeting is held to review the election results and consider the certification of the election. Once certified, all candidates are notified of the election outcome. Newly elected and re-elected members will be sworn in at the next meeting of their governing body.