ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to vote in the 2011 municipal election. They'll decide on millions of dollars in school and city bond proposals, elect six Anchorage Assembly members and pick who will fill two Anchorage School Board seats.
Last April's city elections had a turnout below 20 percent, the lowest in at least 20 years.
The Anchorage Assembly is an 11-member body in charge of writing city laws, and passing the city's spending plan each year. More than half of those seats are up for election Tuesday -- one from each district in the municipality.
The three Assembly races garnering the most attention are the races for the Midtown, East and West Anchorage districts. All three of these Assembly districts feature liberal-leaning incumbents going up against conservative challengers backed by Mayor Dan Sullivan. Municipal races are officially non-partisan.