Established by KPB Resolution 2023-053 (adopted 08/01/23 unanimous consent)

The Voter Turnout working group is directed to specifically focus its meetings to explore actionable options and ideas to present to the Assembly that are aimed at increasing awareness, participation, and voting in local elections, including but not limited to, changing the Borough election day to align with that of the State of Alaska.

Membership

Working Group Members: Donna Aderhold, Teri Birchfield, Barb Blakeley, Johni Blankenship, Pat Case, Linda Cusack, Liz Diament, Leslie Hamman, Melissa Jacobsen, Alex Koplin, Brad Parson, Kris Peck, Shellie Saner, Michele Turner, Lauri Wallace

Meetings

Physical Location: Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, Borough Administration Building, 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna

Zoom Meeting Information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84722938171?pwd=aNGVFGqP8Lgdv22BbqxZZYcOZjWl89.1

Meeting ID: 847 2293 8171

Passcode: 976289

 

Resources

Mat-Su Election Results

Municipality of Anchorage Turnout Report

On the Ballot Podcast "Off-Cycle Elections" Podcast "Off-Cycle Elections"

Ballotpedia "On-Cycle Elections"

Democracy Happy Hour - 100% Democracy Presented by Fix Democracy First (100% Democracy begins at 35:28 timestamp) 

100% Democracy Webpage

 Elections and Disinformation Are Colliding Like Never Before in 2024, The New York Times

How can we increase voter participation? Brookings

Keep Municipal Elections in October, Reporting from Alaska

 

 

Voter Turnout Working Group Meetings

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