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In this title, unless the context otherwise requires:

Borough Clerk” means the Borough Clerk of the Borough, any properly authorized assistant or designee.

Borough election” means any election:

1. To fill a Borough office;

2. Upon a proposition submitted to the voters under the ordinances of the Borough; or

3. That the Borough Clerk is required by law to administer.

Borough office” means an elective office under the ordinances of the Borough.

Day” means a calendar day including Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Electionincludes a regular, special, service area or run-off Borough election.

Election official” means the Borough Clerk and employees of the office of the Borough Clerk, including temporary election workers, election board members, and members of counting or review boards.

Electronic transmission” means delivery by:

1. Facsimile transmission;

2. Transmission through email or a website established by the Borough Clerk.

Lot” means flip of a coin.

Oathincludes affirmation on penalty of perjury.

Precinct” means the territory within which resident voters may cast votes at one polling place.

Propositionincludes question.

Publication” means a newspaper of general circulation distributed in the Borough.

Qualified voter” means any person who has the qualifications required by this title and is not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska State Constitution.

Questioned voter” means a voter whose name does not appear on the register in the precinct where they attempt to vote, a voter who does not bear identification or is not personally known to an election official though their name appears on the precinct register, or a voter who is questioned for good cause at the polls in writing.

Registration” or “registered” refers to the form of registration required by the state election code. For Borough elections, a person is registered if registered to vote in state elections in the precinct in which that person seeks to vote 30 days prior to the Borough election; for service area elections, has also been a resident of the service area for at least 30 days immediately preceding the election.

Regular election” means a general election to fill Borough offices as required by Alaska Statutes.

Signatureincludes any mark intended as a signature or subscription.

Special election” means any election held at a time other than when a regular election is held.

Swearincludes “affirm.”

Total votes cast” means the total number of votes cast in each seat for candidates whose names are printed on the ballot plus votes properly cast for the same seat in the write-in position(s) of the ballot. Ballots counted as blank votes or as over votes in a particular race shall not be added into the total votes in determining the percentage of votes cast.

Voter” means any person who presents themselves for the purpose of registering to vote or voting, either in person or by absentee application or ballot. (Ord. 2022-22 § 2, 2022; Ord. 2019-09 § 2, 2019; Ord. 2015-48 § 8, 2015; Ord. 2014-30 § 8, 2014; Ord. 2004-45 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 2.12.780.)