July 17, 2015 •
Anchorage Assembly Votes to Return City Elections to April
On July 14, 2015, the Anchorage Assembly voted 7-3 to move the regular 2017 city elections from November back to April. Last year the city Assembly voted to change city elections from April to November in the hopes of boosting voter turnout.
Members of the Assembly who supported the reversal based their votes on a number of issues ranging from logistics to preventing local candidate campaigns from being overshadowed by state and federal campaigns.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.