5.12.090 Candidate biographical information and nonpartisan position statement.
A. Qualified candidates for Borough Mayor, Borough Assembly, School Board, and the Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility Board (IGU) may provide biographical and nonpartisan information in accordance with this section to be compiled by the Borough Clerk’s Office into a candidate pamphlet.
B. On a form prescribed by the Borough Clerk, candidates shall submit their biographical information, nonpartisan position statement and recent photo to the Borough Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. 10 business days following the close of the filing period for a regular municipal election and no later than 5:00 p.m. five business days following the close of the filing period for a special election.
C. The biographical information may not exceed 150 words. The nonpartisan position statement may not exceed 250 words. Articles such as “a,” “an,” and “the” will be counted as a word. Biographical information and nonpartisan position statements must be typewritten and may be submitted in person, by mail or electronically on or before the deadline.
D. Candidate photographs should be a clear image of only the candidate, taken within one year of submission, and be of a quality high enough suitable for reproduction. Photographs may be submitted in person, by mail or electronically on or before the deadline.
E. The Borough Clerk shall reject any information or photograph submitted that is not in compliance with this section. The Borough Clerk may reject any portion of a candidate’s biographical information or position statement deemed by the Borough Clerk to be obscene, libelous, profane, defamatory or affiliated with any political party.
F. The Borough Clerk shall make available to the public a candidate pamphlet containing all accepted information submitted in accordance with this section. The pamphlet shall be available no later than 30 days prior to a regular election and no later than 15 days prior to a special election and shall, at a minimum, be published on the Borough’s website and paper copies shall be available at the Borough Clerk’s Office.
G. The Borough Clerk will add a disclaimer to the candidate pamphlet noting that the candidate information and photograph is presented as submitted by the candidate without any changes to grammar, spelling or punctuation and that the Borough has not verified the accuracy of the information. (Ord. 2022-36 § 2, 2022.)