Voices of the Peninsula: Prepare to vote

Prepare to vote in your local borough and city elections.

Are you a registered voter? You can check that at voterregistration.alaska.gov, or call the State Division of Elections at 907-465-4611 or toll-free at 866-952-8683. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Sept. 3.

Want to vote by mail? Request an absentee ballot online at kpb.us or call the Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk’s office at 907-714-8686 or toll-free at 833-796-8683.

Early in-person absentee voting begins Sept. 18 at the Homer and Seward City Clerk’s offices open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

It is a great idea to visit the borough elections website. It has a lot of information you never thought to ask but should have. Go to kpb.us and click on the big blue box in lower right of the page that says “KPB Votes!”

Any citizen who uses the schools, hospitals, roads, harbors, sidewalks, rents or owns their home, basically lives and recreates in these communities, is affected by the folks we elect for the borough assembly and city council seats. Be prepared to vote.

Remember, your voice matters and your vote counts!

Kenai Peninsula Votes is a local voting advocacy group.