Matanuska-Susitna Borough



Address MSB Clerk’s Office
350 E. Dahlia Avenue
Palmer, Alaska
Phone 861-8683
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Election Info IconThe Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for planning and administering Borough regular and special elections. The Borough’s regular election date is on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday, in November. The 2021 regular election is scheduled for November 2, 2021.

If you have questions regarding the State/Federal election please contact the Alaska State Division of Elections.

The cities of Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla hold elections on the first Tuesday in October. Please contact the respective city should you have questions regarding a city election.




Voter Registration

Voter Registration Contacts

Alaska State Division of Elections


North Fork Professional Bldg. B, Suite 102  
1700 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, Alaska



Are you registered to vote?

registerIn order for your vote to be counted for any regular Borough election, you MUST be registered 30-days prior to the election. Updates to your voter registration also fall under this deadline. Please register to vote or update your voter information prior to the deadline to be eligible to vote or have your vote count.

 The deadline to qualify to vote in the 2021 Regular Borough Election will be Sunday, October 3, 2021.

You can update or register to vote online or print a Voter Registration Application from the Alaska State Division of Elections at or you may register to vote at Alaska State Division of Elections office or  the Borough Clerk's office.  Voter registration applications are also available at  the City Clerk's Offices in Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla.

Voter Qualifications

A person may vote in a Borough election only if the person:

  • is qualified to vote in State elections under AS 15.05.010;
  • has been a resident of the Borough for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
  • is registered to vote in State elections at a residence address within the Borough at least 30 days before the Borough election at which the person seeks to vote;and
  • is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution.

Contact the Borough Clerk's Office at (907)861-8683, with questions you may have. 

Election Officials Wanted

Are you interested in serving as an Election Official for the next Borough election?

officials The Borough Clerk's Office is always looking for dependable workers for our elections. If you are interested in applying to serve as an election worker for the upcoming election, please apply with the Borough Clerk's Office. You may print out the application from the link above.

Applications are also available by contacting the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683. In order to serve, you must be a registered voter of the Borough. Training and compensation are provided.

Candidate Information

Candidate Qualifications:

Any person is eligible for Borough office if the person is a qualified voter of the Borough and meets State and Borough requirements for the office.

Early/Absentee Voting

Absentee By-Mail Voting

ballotAny registered voter of the Borough may apply for a ballot to be mailed to them by submitting an Absentee By-Mail Ballot Application not later than seven days prior to Election Day. Please note: The Borough's absentee by-mail application is separate from that of the Alaska State Division of Elections and the cities of Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla. 

Things applicants need to know about the process:

  • Apply early to receive your Borough ballot in a timely manner
  • Carefully complete ALL sections of the application
  • Omissions or errors may cause a delay in ballot mailing
  • Application MUST contain the applicant's signature; no one else may sign for you!

Applications for the 2021 regular election will be available on this webpage starting January 1, 2021 or through the Borough Clerk's Office by using the contact information above. The application deadline for the 2021 regular election is Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Completed and signed applications may be mailed to or hand-delivered to the Borough Clerk's Office, or may be faxed to 907-861-7845.

Once the ballots are ready for distribution and upon the timely receipt of an application, the official ballot and voting material will be mailed to the applicant at the ballot mailing address provided on the application. Upon receiving the ballot, applicants need to carefully follow ALL instructions to ensure that the ballot is properly cast.

Ballot envelopes must be postmarked by Election Day, and received in the Borough Clerk's Office no later than 5 p.m. three calendar days after the election. Hand-delivered ballots must be returned to a Borough election official by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Early/Absentee In-Person Voting

Early/Absentee In-Person voting will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021, and continue through Monday, November 1, 2021. 

Early and Absentee In-Person Voting

Early and Absentee In-Person voting will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021, and continue through Monday, November 1, 2021, at various locations around the Borough. See below for the dates and locations early and absentee in-person voting will be available. Questions? Call 907-861-8683.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS – All Ballot Styles Available At These Locations 


Ballot Type


Division of Elections,
Mat-Su Regional Office
1700 E. Bogard Rd.,
 Building B, Suite 102, Wasilla, AK


October 18 - November 1
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays, October 23 and 30
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays, October 24 and 31
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 Mat-Su Borough DSJ Admin. Building
350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer, AK


October 18-November 1 
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voting Assistance

A Touch Screen Voting unit will be available at the Mat-Su Borough Dorothy Swanda Jones Administration Building and the Division of Elections, Mat-Su Regional Office 15 days prior to the election. Touch screen voting is intended for the blind, disabled and voters with reading difficulties. The touch screen units allow disabled voters to vote unassisted with a magnified, high contrast and audio ballot. The touch screen unit produces a voter-verifiable paper ballot. The paper printout is secured behind a screen and allows the voter to verify the electronic ballot for accuracy. If you need to vote using a touch screen unit, ask an election worker for this voting option.


LocationBallot TypeHours

 Houston City Hall
13878 W. Armstrong
Houston, AK

Ballot Styles Available Will Be
Limited & Specific to Each Location

Normal Business hours

Talkeetna Public Library  
24645 S. Talkeetna Spur Rd.
Talkeetna, AK                

 Ballot Styles Available Will Be
Limited & Specific to Each Location

Normal Business hours

Trapper Creek Public Library  
8901 E. Devonshire Dr.
Trapper Creek, AK

 Ballot Styles Available Will Be
Limited & Specific to Each Location

Normal Business hours

The Voting Locations section contains precinct information, or if you have questions, please call our office at (907) 861-8683 or the Division of Elections at (907) 373-8952.


Early Voting is like going to your polling location to vote on Election Day. Your eligibility is verified right then and there by the election official. You will sign an affidavit that in part verifies that you still claim residency where you are registered to vote and that you will not vote in any other manner in the election. Early voting is offered at the main Borough Building and at the Division of Elections. Please see above for locations and times.

Steps to voting early:

  • You go to an early voting location and present your identification;
    • If you do not have identification and an election official does not know you by first and last name you MUST vote a questioned ballot;
  • The election official will provide you with an envelope that contains your voter information (residence address, precinct number, etc);
  • If you verify and sign the certification that everything is the same, you are provided the ballot you are qualified to vote and you can cast that ballot;
  • Early voted ballots are counted after the polls close on Election Night

But wait….isn’t there a possibility that someone can vote early and then go to their precinct and vote on Election Day? No, this is not a possibility. Once you vote early, your name will be listed on the precinct register as having voted early.

Voting Locations

Voting Locations

votingLocationsThe precincts and polling places for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are on the Polling Places & Precincts Page

If you don't know your assigned polling place, you may find it online by using the Alaska State Division of Elections Online Polling Place Locator, or contact the Alaska State Division of Elections at 1-888-383-8683 (toll free), or the Borough Clerk's Office at 907-861-8683.

Initiative and Referendums

Initiative/Referendum Information

For general information on the initiative/referendum process, please see the link. If there are any additional questions after you review the process, please contact the Borough Clerk at (907)861-8683.



resultsThese are the results for the last ten Borough elections. Click view all to see all elections back to 1964.


Election Results

November 3, 2020, Regular Election
November 5, 2019, Regular Election
October 2, 2018, Regular Election
October 3, 2017, Regular Election
October 4, 2016 Regular Election
October 6, 2015, Regular Election
October 7, 2014, Regular Election
October 1, 2013, Regular Election
October 2, 2012, Regular Election
October 4, 2011, Regular Election