October Events and Election Day Information
Election Day is Coming Up!
Election Day is November 8 and you have until Sunday, October 9, to make sure your voter registration is up-to-date. You can find a full list of candidates here.
Not sure where your polling place is? You can find it here or avoid the lines and vote early at the Fairbanks Division of Elections office, located at 675 7th Ave, starting on October 24.
Speaking of Elections….
Ethics law prohibits legislators from distributing official correspondence in the last 30 days leading up to an election. You may not hear from me, but my office is still open! My staff and I are always available to help you in any way we can in our capacity as a legislative office. Call, e-mail or stop by!
In the meantime, there are many great events coming up in Fairbanks this month:
• First Friday Festivities: October 7
You can find a full listing of First Friday events here.
• HIPOW Auction and Fundraiser: October 7 and 8
This weekend, come support Catholic Schools of Fairbanks! More info can be found here. Rep. Steve Thompson and I will be auctioning off a “bipartisan lunch,” a great opportunity to meet with your legislators to discuss the issues most important to you.
• UAF Hockey: October 14 and 15
Come cheer on your Alaska Nanooks! You can find the season schedule and purchase tickets online here.
• International Friendship Day: October 15, Noon-2pm
Learn about and enjoy the cultural diversity of Fairbanks. Stage performances, cultural displays, food and gift items for sale, and more. More information can be found here.
• First Alaskans Institute Youth and Elders Conference: October 17-19
This year marks the 33rd annual Youth and Elders conference, bringing elders and youth together to strengthen culture and community.
• Alaska Federation of Natives Convention: October 20 - 22
The annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference is back in Fairbanks! This year they will be looking back on the last 50 years and ahead to the generations to come with the theme “Reflect, refresh, renew.” Hope to see you there as I help present a citation to honor the monumental anniversary at 9am on Friday, October 21.
• Halloween at the Museum: October 31, 4pm-7pm
See bones, bugs, bats, and birds and take a tour of the Museum of the North. Don’t forget to wear a costume! Donations of canned food items for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank are encouraged.
I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween and I look forward to seeing you around town. As always, you can reach out to me anytime via email, Facebook, Twitter, phone, or my office--see contact info below.
Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,
Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks
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