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. 

2024 Municipal Election Vote Local Poster



Shall Sections 8.04.290 And 8.04.300 Of The Fairbanks North Star Borough Code Of Ordinances Be Enacted As Follows? These Sections Will Provide For Limitations On The Maximum Allowable Tax Revenues For The Fairbanks North Star Borough. Under Section 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 Judgements Entered Against The Borough; And To Pay For Expenses In Emergencies. Section 8.04.300 Provides A Formula And Definitions For The Limitations Of Section 8.04.290.
A “YES” vote means that the current “tax cap” will remain in effect. This “tax cap” will be enacted in borough code, and be unable to be modified or negated for a period of two years.
A “NO” vote means that the current “tax cap” will be able to be modified or negated by action of the Borough Assembly.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Candidate Filing Opens - Candidate Qualifications and Declaration of Candidacy Monday, July 15, 2024, at 8 a.m.
Candidate Filing ClosesMonday, July 29, 2024, at 5 p.m.
Candidate Withdrawal DeadlineMonday, August 5, 2024, at 5 p.m.
Deadline For Voters To Register To Vote Or Update Registration (Online) - State of Alaska - Register or Update Voter RegistrationSunday, September 1, 2024
Early Voting 
*Location TBD*
Begins Monday, September 16, 2024
Ends Thursday, September 26, 2024
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 16, 2024, at 8 a.m. (Excluding Weekends)
By Mail Absentee Ballot Application DeadlineTuesday, September 24, 2024, at 5 p.m.
Electronic Absentee Ballot Application DeadlineMonday, September 30, 2024, at Noon
Absentee In-Person Voting EndsMonday, September 30, 2024, at 5 p.m.
Regular Municipal Election Day Polling Locations (PDF)Tuesday, October 1, 2024 Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 
8 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Borough Clerk's Office by email at clerks@fnsb.gov or phone at (907) 459-1401.