The Anchorage Election Commission rejected around 200 questioned and absentee ballots from the April 1 municipal election during a public canvas Thursday.
Some votes were rejected because of forgotten signatures, while others were duplicate ballots. Deputy Clerk Amanda Moser said 53 unregistered voters attempted to cast a ballot. Thursday’s public canvas was also an opportunity for voters to come forward and speak out about rejected or challenged ballots, Moser said.
“It allows us to have an open and transparent election process,” she said.
The counting is set to continue Friday, and Moser said her office hopes to conclude by Friday night. Official election results are scheduled for certification at Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting.