TO: MAYOR WYTHE AND CITY COUNCIL
FROM: JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
DATE: MARCH 18, 2014
SUBJECT: AMENDMENT TO ELECTION RECOUNT PROCEDURE
Following the October 2013 election a defeated candidate requested a recount of the votes. The process for the recount last year was vague in that it followed the Alaska Statutes for State elections. Homer City Code Chapter 4.45 Election Recount simply states:
4.45.010 Election recount.
A recount of an election may be called and, if called, shall be conducted in substantially the same manner as provided for State elections in the Alaska Statutes, including the requirement of a deposit. The City Clerk shall oversee the recount.
This resulted in an inordinate amount of confusion and attorney assistance for a straight-forward procedure that can be outlined within the City’s code.
Adopt Ordinance 14-15 to define the City’s election recount procedure.