City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Office of the City Clerk

2013 Regular Municipal Election - October 1, 2013

Assemblymember Seats - Candidate Information

Filing Deadlines:  Nominating Petitions accepted at the
Clerks Office between the hours of
Friday, August 2, at 8 a.m. until Monday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m.


Nominating Petitions for Offices to be filled (elected by the voters at-large):

(1)   Areawide Assemblymember - 3 year term       

(1)   District One Assemblymember - 3 year term    

(1)   District Two Assemblymember - 3 year term    


Eligibility:  (reference CBJ Charter 3.3, 3.4)

Only a qualified voter of the municipality, who has been a resident of the municipality for at least one year immediately preceding election or appointment to office, shall be qualified for the office of mayor or assemblymember.  In addition, an assemblymember shall be a resident of the district from which elected or appointed at the time of the assemblymember's election or appointment. 

For more information on Assembly Districts, click here.

No person who has been elected to the office of mayor or assemblymember for three consecutive terms shall again be eligible to hold the office which he or she held for the three consecutive terms until one full year has intervened.  Appointment or election to serve the unexpired portion of a term shall not be considered a term for purposes of the limitation provided in this section. 

No assemblymember may hold any other compensated municipal office or employment or elected partisan political office while serving on the assembly.

"Qualified Voter" means a voter who, at the time of the election, is qualified to vote due to the following qualifications:

1)  qualified to vote in State elections;

2)  a resident of the municipality for at least thirty days immediately preceding the election;

3)  registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and

4)  not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

Nomination:  (reference CBJ Code 29.07.050)

Nominations for elective officers shall be made only by petition accompanied by a signed acceptance.  Nomination forms are available here on line and at the Election Official/Municipal Clerk's office, located at City Hall, 155 S. Seward St., Rm 202.  A form may be requested by mail to CBJ Clerk, 155 S. Seward St., Juneau, AK, 99801, by fax (907) 586-2536, by email (, or by phoning the clerk's office at: (907) 586-5278.

Nomination forms must be completed and filed with the Election Official not earlier than 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013, nor later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013.  For a petition to be sufficient, it must be signed by 25 qualified voters.  It is highly recommended that anyone circulating a petition obtain more than 25 signatures, in the event that the petition is inadvertently signed by a person who is not a qualified voter.

Public Official Financial Disclosure and Campaign Disclosure Information

Complete information about financial and campaign disclosure can be found at the Alaska Public Offices Commission website at:

To file POFD Statements and Campaign Disclosure forms, a candidate in the City and Borough of Juneau must file on-line through the State of Alaska's internet portal "myAlaska."

All candidates must file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement (POFD) with the Election Official/Municipal Clerk prior to the closing date of the candidacy filing period. Once the POFD Statement is filed on-line, please print a copy, sign it, and submit it with the candidate nominating petition. Late filings of Public Official Disclosure Statements must be refused and the candidate's name removed from the filing records.  (ref. AS 39.50.020)

A Letter of Intent to Run for Office and Campaign Disclosure forms must be filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission and the records are maintained by the APOC, not the CBJ Clerk's office.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the CBJ Clerk or the APOC at:

240 Main St. #500
PO Box 110222
Juneau, AK 99811

Phone: (907) 465-4864
Toll-Free: 1-800-478-4176
Fax: (907) 276-7018

Juneau Group eMail

Withdrawal from candidacy

Any candidate nominated may withdraw his or her nomination not later than 4:30 p.m. of the 40th day before the election, which in this case would be Thursday, August 22, 2013.

Write-in candidates
For write-in votes to be counted, a write-in candidate must file a Letter of Intent and a Public Officials Financial Disclosure Statement (POFD) no later than 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 26, 2013, with the Election Official/Municipal Clerk. Filing forms are available from the Municipal Clerk’s Office and interested persons are encouraged to contact the Clerk to review the process.


Municipal Clerk/Election Official Office, City Hall Room 202
155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK. 99801
(907) 586-5278 phone                        (907) 586-4550 fax

In addition, and separately from the submissions to the Clerk’s office, a candidate must comply with Alaska Campaign Finance Laws. Information is available from the Alaska Public Offices Commission at 1-800-478-4176 or (907) 276-4176.

CBJ Code 29.07.050(f)  A write-in candidate shall, not later than 4:30 p.m. of the fifth day before the election (Thursday, September 26, 2013), file with the election official a letter of intent stating:

1)  full name of candidate;

2)  full residence address of the candidate and the date on which residency at that address began;

3)  full mailing address of candidate;

4)  the office the candidate seeks;

5)  the date of the election at which the candidate seeks election;

6)  the length of residency in the City and Borough;

7)  the name of the candidate as the candidate wishes it to be written on the ballot by the voter;

8)  that the candidate will meet the specific age requirements of the office for which the person is a candidate by the time that candidate, if elected, is sworn into office;

9)  that the candidate is a qualified voter as required by law; and

10) that the candidate is not a candidate for any other office to be voted on at the election and that the candidate is not a candidate for this office under any other nominating petition or declaration of candidacy.

Procedures for counting write-in ballots

CBJ Code Section 29.07.150 General procedures for ballot count.

(d) Write-in votes shall not be counted unless the candidate has filed a letter of intent as required by subsection 29.07.050(f). If the total number of ballots containing write-in votes in the general election are at least the second highest in number in a race with two or more candidates, the write-in votes will be counted individually. In races where a candidate is unopposed, write-ins will be counted individually if they are within 100 votes or less. Write-in votes will be counted after the date of the election, but before the certification of the election in which the write-ins occurred. Write-in vote totals that do not fall within either of these two categories will not be individually counted.
(Serial No. 2001-28, § 2, 6-4-01)
State Law References: Ballot count, AS 15.15.330 et seq.


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For additional assistance regarding any Municipal Election, please do not hesitate to contact:

CBJ Clerk’s Office
155 South Seward Street, Room 202
Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: (907)586-5278  FAX: (907)586-4550 TDD: (907)586-5351
or via our online form.

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