Dissolution Elections

Election Dates, Locations and Times

  • Election dates, voting locations and times will be announced for each dissolution election as they are scheduled.

  • Visit the Special Local Elections status page for current and past special local elections.
  • About Dissolution Elections

    • Two petition methods may be used to initiate dissolution of a municipality:

      petition to the Local Boundary Commission under regulations adopted by the commission as specified in Title 3 Alaska Administrative Code 110.280; or

      through the local option method specified in Alaska Statute 29.06.460 – 29.06.510.

    • When a dissolution petition is accepted by the Local Boundary Commission, the Director of Elections shall order an election in the municipality to determine whether the voters desire dissolution. The election order shall be issued within 30 days after receiving notification from the Local Boundary Commission of its acceptance of a dissolution petition.

    • The election is held not less than 30 days and not more than 90 days after the election order unless such timing would cause the election to be held between May 1 and November 1. If the Director of Elections receives notification after April 1, but before October 1, the election shall be held within 60 days after November 1. A person who is a voter of the municipality may vote in the dissolution election.

    • When dissolution is approved by a number of voters greater than 50 percent of the number of registered voters in the municipality, the Director of Elections shall declare that the municipality is dissolved effective on the date of certification.

    • For more information on incorporation elections, please visit the Local Boundary Commission's website.