ANCHORAGE -

With six seats on the Anchorage Assembly and two School Board positions up for election -- not to mention nine ballot propositions ranging from schools to firefighters -- the April 1 municipal election asks voters to make some big decisions.

But to make those decisions, voters have to be equipped to exercise their civic duty.

If you haven’t received an updated voter registration card from the state elections office, or if you simply want to double-check your voter information and polling place, the state’s elections website has the most up-to-date information.

The municipal clerk’s office stresses, however, that you don’t need your voter registration card to cast a ballot, thanks to absentee voting.

“Absentee just means any polling location that has all the different ballots,” Deputy Municipal Clerk Amanda Moser said Monday. Absentee voting is available at three different locations in the city.

That means voters can visit any of the three locations -- at the Loussac Library, the Ted Stevens International Airport, and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Student Union -- between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Election workers will match voters to the correct ballot for their address.

“Any voter who doesn’t know their polling location can go to any of those three locations (and) election workers will issue you the correct ballot,” Moser said.

The dizzying diversity of Anchorage ballots, with 42 different variations set to be issued for different parts of the municipality, means some polling locations may serve more than one voting precinct. Anyone who goes to such a polling place should be able to find their residence on a map there and determine which precinct they’ll be voting as a part of.

All voters, regardless of their district, will cast ballots for the school board races and the nine ballot propositions.