Local Politics

Our Anchorage Election Predictions

It’s election day in Anchorage and the polls are now open, so get up off your rear end and go vote. Wait, what am I saying? You’re the politically sophisticated and engaged type, otherwise, you wouldn’t be a reading The Midnight Sun.Since you’ve already done your civic duty, sit back and enjoy us telling you who is going to win 12 full hours before the “lamestream media” finally gets around to reporting “official” results.




Anchorage Clerk’s Office Restores Joy To Muni Election

I admit the headline to this story may be overly sentimental, but I don’t care. This morning, amid a snowstorm that dashed the hopes of many Anchorageites that spring had finally sprung, a little ray of sunshine poked through in my inbox. The Anchorage city clerk’s office announced that Election Central lives on, at least for local elections.





Anchorage Assembly Races Already Changing

Friday was the deadline to file for local office in Anchorage, but the deadline for filed candidates to drop out and have their names not appear on the ballot isn’t until today at 5 PM.

The period between the two deadlines allows local power brokers and political parties to ensure there aren’t two candidates of similar political perspective drawing from the same voter pool, making either of their election less likely.



After Pressure From Clerk’s Office, Nees Drops Out Of School Board Race

David Nees thought he had found an interesting loophole in Anchorage municipal code when he discovered there’s no provision that specifically prevents someone from running for two local offices at the same time. He then filed separate paperwork to run for both the Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board in this spring’s election.

Anchorage Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones didn’t take kindly to him doing so, telling Nees a local candidate can’t run for two offices at the same time.