Anchorage's election center is preparing for the upcoming special election to decide the outcome of an effort to recall Anchorage Assembly member Meg Zaletel. The deadline to register to vote is Sept. 26.
This time around there are 15 candidates who want to be the mayor of Anchorage. If no one locks in more than 45% of the vote, the two candidates who receive the most votes will be placed on the runoff ballot.
This election cycle is huge with, crowded with candidates that will all face huge tasks. The next mayor faces an ongoing economic crisis, reopening schools, the coronavirus pandemic, vocal critics of the citywide coronavirus shutdown and a shrinking population.