Election Information

Municipal elections are conducted each year on the first Tuesday in October. The Borough Clerk administers municipal elections for the Borough Mayor, Assembly, School Board and Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility (IGU). The Assembly, School Board and IGU seats are at large, representing all citizens of the borough. Municipal Elections, by state statute, are non-partisan elections, free from party affiliation.

Municipal Elections include elections for the City of Fairbanks and City of North Pole. While these elections are administered by the Borough Clerk, information specific to the cities can be found on their respective websites. 

Non-Muni Edited FINAL 2022


Shall sections 8.04.290 and 8.04.300 of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Code (FNSBC) be reenacted? These sections will provide for limitations on the maximum allowable tax revenues for the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Under FNSBC 8.04.290 the Borough will be able to levy or impose only the same amount of taxes for one fiscal year as the Borough levied or imposed for the preceding year, except that the Borough can increase the amount of taxes levied or imposed (a) to adjust for inflation; (b) to take into account new buildings and land coming onto the tax rolls; (c) make new payments on bonds; (d) pay for services approved by voters; (e) pay for new legal judgments entered against the Borough; and to pay for expenses in emergencies. FNSBC 8.04.300 provides a formula and definitions for the limitations of FNSBC 8.04.290.
“Yes” vote reenacts FNSBC 8.04.290 and 8.04.300, which limits the maximum allowable tax revenues for the Borough. If reenacted it may not be modified or negated within two years. 
A “No” vote means the initiative will be defeated. The current revenue cap in the FNSB Code of Ordinances will remain in effect; however, it can now be modified or negated by the Assembly.

  1. Certification of Petition (Certified September 23, 2021) (PDF)
  2. Ordinance as Submitted by Sponsors (PDF)
  3. Resolution No. 2022-23 (PDF)
  4. Initiative Informational Insert (PDF)

“Members of the Assembly shall be elected at large by voters throughout the Borough.” 
[   ] Yes        
[   ] No     

Important Dates & Deadlines

Candidate Filing Opens - Candidate Qualifications and Declaration of Candidacy Friday, July 15, 2022, at 8 a.m.
Candidate Filing ClosesFriday, July 29, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Candidate Withdrawal DeadlineFriday, August 5, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Deadline for Voters to Register to Vote or Update Registration (In Office at 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks)Friday, September 2, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Deadline For Voters To Register To Vote Or Update Registration (Online) - State of Alaska - Register or Update Voter RegistrationSunday, September 4, 2022
Early Voting
Shopper's Forum Mall at 1255 Airport Way, Fairbanks
*This location will transition to an absentee in-person voting location Friday, September 30th and Monday, October 3rd.*
Begins Monday, September 19, 2022
Ends Thursday, September 29, 2022
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2022 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Absentee In-Person Voting
City of Fairbanks Clerk's Office at 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks
City of North Pole Clerk's Office at 125 Snowman Lane, North Pole
Begins Monday, September 19, 2022, at 8 a.m. (Excluding Weekends)
By Mail Absentee Ballot Application DeadlineTuesday, September 27, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Electronic Absentee Ballot Application DeadlineMonday, October 3, 2022, at Noon
Absentee In-Person Voting EndsMonday, October 3, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Regular Municipal Election Day Polling Locations (PDF)Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 
8 p.m.

Questions? Email the Borough Clerk's Office or call the office at 907-459-1401.