DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

ORDINANCE NO.   92-07 

 

INTRODUCED BY:   Sid Michaels

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ELECTIONS PROCEDURES TO PROVIDE

THE CANVASS COMMITTEE WITH COINCIDING REPORTING TIME DATES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Assembly of the Denali Borough, Alaska that:

 

 

Section 1.  Classification.

 

This ordinance is of a general and permanent nature.

 

 

Section 2.  Chapter 68, Section 14-A amended.

 

            Section 14 of Chapter 68 of the Denali Borough Code of Ordinance is hereby amended as follows:

 

Section 14.  Report of election results.

 

     A.  When the count of ballots is completed, the election board shall make a certificate in duplicate of the results using the Report of Preliminary Election Results form.  The report shall include the number of votes cast for each candidate, for and against each proposition, "yes" or "no" on each question, and any additional information the election board deems relevant or prescribed by the election supervisor.  All members of the election board shall immediately upon completion of the report sign both copies of the report.  The election board shall immediately upon completion of the certificate deliver to the election supervisor one of the two original certificates and the Master Voter Registration List, Affidavits of Eligibility, questioned ballots, defective ballots, spoiled ballots and other election documents in one sealed package, and in a separate sealed package, all ballots properly cast.  The chairman of the election board shall keep the duplicate of the Report of Preliminary Election Results in a safe place and present it to the election review committee [on the Monday] following the election when the committee meets.

 

 

Section 3.  Chapter 70, Section 9 amended.

 

Section 9 of Chapter 70 of the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances is

hereby amended as follows:

 

Section 9.  Canvass committee--Report--Contents.  The canvass committee will submit a report of its finding on or before the Monday following the election.  The report will show:

 

            1.  the number of ballots cast in the election;

            2.  the names of the person voted for and the proposition voted upon;

            3.  the offices voted for;

            4.  the number of votes cast for each candidate and the number of votes cast for or against each proposition voted on at the election;

            5.  a proposed disposition of all challenged, absentee, write-in, and voided ballots; and,

            6.  other matters which the canvass committee may determine to be necessary.

 

 

Section 4.  Chapter 70, Section 11 amended.

 

            Section 11 of Chapter 70 of the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows:

 

Section 11.  Contest of election.  If a contest of election is declared and resolved, the procedures of Section 10, A-D shall be followed at a special meeting held on or before the first Monday after resolution of the contest.

 

 

Section 5.  Chapter 71, Section 1 amended.

 

Section 1 of Chapter 71 of the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances is

hereby amended as follows:

 

Section 1.   Contest of election; contestant.

 

     A.  Any qualified voter may contest the election of any person and the approval or rejection of any question or proposition.

 

     B.  Any qualified voter who believes that prohibited practices occurred at an election may contest the election by:

        1.  Filing a written affidavit with the Clerk specifying with particularity the provisions of the law which he believes were violated and the specific acts he believes to be misconduct;

        2.  This affidavit must be filed with the Clerk before or during the first review of the ballots [on the Monday] by the canvass committee following the election.  The Clerk shall acknowledge the date and time the affidavit is received on its face and make a photocopy of the affidavit which shall be given the contestant.

        3.  The sample affidavit in the Appendix of Forms shows the form this affidavit should take.

 

Section 6.  Effective Date.

 

 

This ordinance becomes effective upon adoption by the Denali

Borough Assembly and signature of the Mayor.

 

 

 

                             DATE INTRODUCED:   May 10, 1992 

 

                             FIRST READING:     May 10, 1992 

 

                             PUBLIC HEARING:    June 14, 1992

 

 

 

PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this 14th day of June, 1992.

 

 

                                    SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                                Mayor

 

 

 ATTEST:                     SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                            Borough Clerk