Will all Anchorage Assembly members have to run for their seats in 2022? A big ‘maybe’


The April, 2022 Anchorage Municipal ballot could be a barn-burner.

The Anchorage Municipal Charter says that after the state redistricting process is complete and the final report is issued, if the Anchorage Assembly determines that Assembly seats are malapportioned, it must reapportion itself within five months.

In addition to the redistricting process that must occur, Anchorage voters accepted a proposal by Assemblyman Chris Constant to add a 12th Assembly seat, which will be located in downtown Anchorage. That alone forces changes to some of the 11 existing districts, happening the same time the decennial redrawing of lines happens; there is a legal requirement for equal representation.

Although still unclear,

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