The Anchorage Assembly is closer to deciding what changes might be in store for next year's Anchorage city election.
In April, several polling places ran out of ballots, sending voters across town to try and find a place to vote.
The changes, meant to avoid a similar ballot shortage next year, may involve everything from where extra ballots are stored, to when people can protest a decision from the city's election commission.
Investigator and retired judge Dan Hensley spoke in front of city lawmakers today, as they mulled over potential changes to city election laws and procedures.
Some of the recommendationds include making sure more people have an opportunity to attend the annual election canvass, where voters can make sure their individual vote was counted, as well as providing additional "hub" locations for storing additional ballots in case polling places run out.
Anchorage Assembly chair Ernie Hall says he thinks the $33,000 price tag for Hensley's report was worth it.
I hope the community feels that was money we spent wisely because the outcome will ensure good elections in the future," Hall said.
But assemblywoman Elvi Gray-Jackson doesn't share Hall's opinion.
"I thank him for the job he got paid to do, but frankly I wasn't impressed with the report, I wasn't," Gray-Jackson said. "It didn't go in depth enough for my liking.
The suggestions for law changes now go to the assembly elections committe, before the entire assembly is given the opportunity to approve them.
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