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Voters head to the polls before April election

By MJ Thim 3:45 PM March 23, 2014

Election officials say early turnout is higher than last year

ANCHORAGE – The vote is on and turnout is up. The regular municipal election for Anchorage is less than two weeks away and early voting started this week.

So far, turnout is higher than it was last year, according to election officials.

The municipality holds elections every year, and every year the League of Women Voters publishes a ballot review. The review is a simplified version of all the ballot measures to help voters understand exactly what they are voting on.

League members said the technical language of the measures can be too wordy and sometimes confusing.

“There’s lots of words in it that the main gist of it is just ‘this’ but, the question on the ballot could be this long. And so, we try to make it clear as to what it is, what it’s for and then you have to decide whether you are going to vote for it or against it,” said Pat Redmond with the League of Women Voters.

This year’s municipal election will be held on April 1. You can read the ballot review and find other information about the election here.

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