The following communities shall hold 2015 elections for a Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) Member Representative for a three-year term:
NSEDC has arranged with the local municipal governments to conduct the NSEDC Member Representative elections. However, the NSEDC Member Representative election is not a municipal office and it will have a separate ballot. Voters do not need to be qualified to vote in the City’s elections to be eligible to vote in the NSEDC election. Any registered voter who resides in a state election precinct that encompasses the member community, even if they live outside the community’s municipal limits is eligible to vote for an NSEDC Member Representative. To check if you are eligible to vote on the NSEDC ballot, visit the Alaska Division of Elections site.
NSEDC Eligibility and Minimum Voting Requirements:
Candidate Eligibility: To be eligible as a candidate, an applicant:
- Must be a “resident fisherman,” which is an individual with recent (within 10 years prior to the election), documented commercial or subsistence fishing activity who is a registered voter residing within the state precinct boundaries encompassing the member community, where the applicant maintains a mailing address and permanent domicile and is eligible to receive an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.
- May not be currently employed by NSEDC as a regular employee; and
- Must have “good character,” which means that an individual:
- has not previously been removed from the board for any reason aside from attendance
- has a history free of any felony convictions, including guilty pleas or pleas of nolo contendere, within the last 10 years; and
- can pass a drug screen test, prior to the election and annually, which is administered in accordance with NSEDC’s employee drug and alcohol testing policies.
Each applicant must declare himself/herself by completing a “Member Representative” Candidacy Statement and consenting to a background check and drug test. You may pick up a Candidacy Packet with these forms from the city office or from the NSEDC Liaison. Packets will be available on August 21, 2015.
Minimum Vote: The candidate receiving the highest number of votes and over 40% of the total votes cast shall be the elected NSEDC Member Representative.
If you have any questions, please contact your city office or NSEDC at 800-650-2248.