Chapter 2.16


2.16.010    Declaration of candidacy – Filing.

2.16.020    Declaration of candidacy – Form.

2.16.030    Write-in candidates and write-in votes.

2.16.010 Declaration of candidacy – Filing.

Any person who will possess the qualifications for holding the office sought at the time of taking office may have his or her name placed on the ballot as a candidate for an elective office of the borough by filing, not less than 30 days nor more than 60 days prior to the election, a sworn declaration of candidacy with the borough clerk. Any qualified person may be placed on the ballot as a candidate to fill a vacancy by filing with the borough clerk a declaration of candidacy and a petition signed by at least 10 qualified voters. [Ord. 884 § 2, 2014; Ord. 782 § 12, 2006.]

2.16.020 Declaration of candidacy – Form.

The declaration of candidacy for an elected office of the borough shall be in substantially the following form as provided by the borough clerk’s office:


I, (name), declare that I reside at (current physical and mailing addresses), in the City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska, and that I am qualified to hold the office I seek, as provided by law.

I declare myself a candidate for the office of ________________________ for a term of _______________ years commencing _________________ and ending _________________ and request that my name be printed on the official ballot for the borough election to be held in the City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska, on the ______ day of __________ in the year ______.


I, the undersigned candidate, certify that I am a qualified voter of the Borough, and will have been a resident of the area within the City and Borough of Wrangell for a continuous period of ____ years and ____ months immediately preceding election day. I will serve if elected.


(Signature of Candidate)

    Date: ________________________

    ADL No. or Voter No. or DOB: _____

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______________ day of _________, in the year __________.


(Notary Public or Borough Clerk)

[Ord. 827 § 5, 2008; Ord. 771 § 2, 2005; prior code § 36.20.045.]

2.16.030 Write-in candidates and write-in votes.

Individuals who fail to file a declaration of candidacy but wish to run for office as a write-in candidate must file with the borough clerk a letter of intent no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election in which the candidate plans to participate. Write-in votes cast for individuals who do not file a letter of intent will not be counted. In order to vote for a write-in candidate, the voter must, in space provided, write in the candidate’s name as the candidate’s name appears on the letter of intent filed with the borough clerk. In addition, the voter must mark the oval opposite the candidate’s name. Stickers shall not be used. [Ord. 782 § 13, 2006.]