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A. Before each election, the Borough Clerk, subject to approval by the Assembly, shall appoint at least three election judges in each precinct. The Borough Clerk shall designate one election judge from each precinct as the chairperson, who shall be primarily responsible for administering the election in that precinct.

B. The Borough Clerk may appoint additional election officials at any polling place where they are needed to conduct an orderly election.

C. If any appointed election official is not able or refuses to serve on election day, the Borough Clerk may appoint a replacement for that official.

D. Each election judge serving at a precinct polling place must be a qualified voter and, if possible, a resident within the precinct for which they are appointed.

E. All election officials, before entering upon their duties, must subscribe to the oath required of all public officers by the Constitution of the State of Alaska in the manner prescribed by the Borough Clerk.

F. Candidates and the contact persons on an initiative or referendum shall not serve as election officials. Certain familial relationships may not exist between a candidate and an election official in regular, run-off or special elections. Those familial relationships are:

1. Mother, mother-in-law, stepmother;

2. Father, father-in-law, stepfather;

3. Sibling, sibling-in-law, stepsibling;

4. Spouse;

5. Grandparent; or

6. Person sharing the same living quarters.

G. If the Borough Clerk knows or learns that any of these relationships exist, the election official shall be notified and replaced.

H. The Borough Clerk may appoint not more than two youths aged 16 and 17 as youth election workers in each precinct. Youth election workers must:

1. Be a citizen of the United States;

2. Obtain written permission from a parent or legal guardian;

3. Attend mandatory training on polling place election procedures; and

4. Serve under the supervision of the chairperson for that precinct. (Ord. 2022-22 § 3, 2022; Ord. 2019-09 § 2, 2019; Ord. 2018-08 § 5, 2018; Ord. 2016-40 § 32, 2016; Ord. 2004-45 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 2.12.320.)