The polls for Anchorage’s municipal elections remain open Monday afternoon, but city officials have already received more absentee ballots than they did in last year’s elections.
According to Deputy Clerk Amanda Moser, as of Monday the city has received about 6,000 in-person and mailed absentee ballots -- which appears to represent a slight increase over 2013’s turnout.
The total includes 2,819 ballots requested by mail, but not all of them will be sent back to the city. The total tally of returned ballots won’t emerge until they’re canvassed, 10 days after Election Day.
Moser says efforts to get an exact count Tuesday have been complicated by incomplete reporting of absentee ballot numbers from various local precincts.
Anchorage polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visit KTUU.com's special elections section for a full guide to the candidates, bonds and propositions before voters this year.