These early voters are ready for Tuesday's election

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Tuesday, voters will elect six new Anchorage Assembly members and two new School Board representatives. Plus, there are several ballot propositions, including one on taxi service, school bonds, roads, parks and public safety.

"We had 3,111 voters request a ballot by mail," said Amanda Moser, deputy clerk for the city. "That's voters that requested a ballot by mail - not specifically voters who returned those ballots. And we've had about 5,000 plus voters voting early, at our locations."

Monday morning, as voters cast early votes at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Channel 2 asked people what got them to the ballot.

"I'm in a district that's got one of the first LBGT candidates, so I'm really excited about that," Alexa Dobson, from midtown, said.

Christine Cookie, another Anchorage voter, said, "I would really like us to get our budgets under control, before we start spending money."

Other voters talked about keeping schools safe, as well as wanting investments in additional police and fire services.

Tomorrow, you can vote at either your home precincts, or at one of the four absentee in-person locations, including: the Z. J. Loussac Library, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and City Hall. Polling places will be open on April 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you need assistance finding your polling place, follow this link.

To learn more about your district's candidates, follow this link for more Channel 2 election coverage.

For more information about the upcoming election, visit the Municipality of Anchorage Elections page.

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