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Commission wants details of Anchorage election breakdown

Alex DeMarban
Loren Holmes photo

Anchorage's eight-member Election Commission will conduct meetings starting Saturday to collect information about what went wrong in the April 3 municipal election.  

Meetings set for Saturday and Monday will allow the commissioners to hear from those who couldn't vote because polling places ran out of ballots or because of other irregularities in the controversial election. They will also be looking to interview those who have evidence of breakdowns in the election process.

Saturday’s meeting will be 10 a.m- 4 p.m. at the Loussac Library's Wilda Marston Theatre. Monday’s will be 4-7:30 p.m. in Room 830 of City Hall.

Interviews will be conducted individually. The commission may also use the time to interview election workers and staff with the City Clerk's office who conducted the election.

The meetings will be the only chance for the commission to conduct such interviews, according to a written statement from Assembly Chair Ernie Hall. If you cannot attend but were denied a chance to vote, email your story to Election2012@muni.org.

"In the e-mail, please provide your full name, precinct name or number, and identify if you voted, or that you were unable to vote.  If you were unable to vote, please state why.    Your emails will be provided to the commission," said the press release.

Contact Alex DeMarban at alex(at)alaskadispatch.com