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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 5. Incorporation
- Section 120. Election of Initial Officials.
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AS 29.05.120. Election of Initial Officials.
- (a) Nominations for initial municipal officials are made by petition. The petition shall be in the form prescribed by the
director of elections and must include the name and address of the nominee and a statement of the nominee that the
nominee is qualified under the provisions of this title for the office that is sought. A person may file for and
occupy more than one office, but may not serve simultaneously as
- (1) borough mayor and as a member of the assembly; or
- (2) city mayor and as a member of the council in a first class city.
- (b) Except for a proposed second class city, petitions to nominate initial officials must include the signature and
resident address of 50 voters in the area of the proposed municipality, or that area of the proposed municipality from
which the officials are to be elected under the composition and apportionment set out in the accepted incorporation
- (c) Petitions to nominate initial officials of a second class city must include the signature and resident address of 10
voters in the area of the proposed city.
- (d) The director of elections shall supervise the election in the general manner prescribed by AS 15 (Election Code). The state shall pay all election costs.
- (e) The initial elected officials take office on the first Monday following certification of their election.
- (f) The initial elected members of the governing body shall determine by lot the length of their terms of office so that a
proportionate number of terms expire each year, resulting in staggered terms of office for members subsequently
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