How many ways can you vote?

Multiple ballot options available to voters

Which method of voting will you choose for the city/borough election on Tuesday, Oct. 3?

Of course, one obvious answer is you vote by going to the polls on election day where you get your voter sticker that you proudly show off. But since COVID, absentee voting has increased.

Absentee voting can be done in a variety of ways: online, by fax, or early in-person absentee. You can mail your absentee ballot in, drop it off at any clerk’s office or any voting site during their hours of operation. To learn more, go to or call 907-714-2160. Our borough clerk and staff are very helpful.

Another way to vote is by question ballot. This will happen if you go to the polls and there is a discrepancy in the information you are supplying with what is on file. If so, you will be asked to fill out a question ballot. This ballot is reviewed by the Borough elections canvass board. If for any reason your vote is not counted, the borough clerk’s office will notify you on the reason why.

Remember, the last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Sept. 26. Apply online at or call 907-714-2160. Visit or call 907-714-2160 for a paper ballot.

Wait! Let’s not forget the special needs ballot. If you are unable to go to a polling place during early voting or on election day and missed the deadline for an absentee ballot, you can have a representative pick up a ballot for you. For most, this option is due to illness or disability. Special needs ballots are available at polling places on election day or any absentee-in-person voting locations. There is a form to complete along with the ballot that must be returned before the polls close on election day to be counted.

Early in-person absentee voting begins Monday, Sept. 18. To find the closest absentee in-person polling location nearest you, go to

Check this election out for Tuesday, Oct. 3 — the ballot will be short, but no less important! To find out more about who is running in your borough district, go to For your city elections, go to your city’s website. Contact us at if you have any voting questions.

Remember, your vote counts and your voice matters!

Kenai Peninsula Votes is a non-partisan voting group that works to increase voter turnout and help educate voters on what they are voting on.