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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 26. Elections
- Section 70. Election Contest and Appeal.
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AS 29.26.070. Election Contest and Appeal.
- (a) The governing body may provide by ordinance the time and procedure for the contest of an election.
- (b) Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, an election may be contested only by a voter by filing a written affidavit
with the municipal clerk specifying with particularity the grounds for the contest. An election may be contested
before or during the first canvass of ballots by the governing body.
- (c) Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, the governing body shall declare the election results at the first meeting to
canvass the election, record the results in the minutes of that meeting, and authorize the results to be certified.
- (d) A contestant shall pay all costs and expenses incurred in a recount of an election demanded by the contestant if the
recount fails to reverse a result of the election, or the difference between the winning and losing vote on the result
contested is more than two percent.
- (e) A person may not appeal or seek judicial review of an election for any cause unless the person is a voter, has
exhausted all administrative remedies before the governing body, and has commenced, within 10 days after the governing
body has declared the election results, an action in the superior court in the judicial district in which the
municipality is located. If court action is not commenced within the 10-day period, the election and election results
are conclusive and valid.
Article 02. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
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