Representative Geran Tarr

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National Voter Registration Day Success, Vote by Mail Information & Dine Out Against Hunger tonight!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day was this past Tuesday, September 26th! For the 3rd year in a row my office participated in this national event by registering voters outside of Red Apple in Mountain View in the afternoon and outside of the Carr’s at the Northway Mall in the evening.  We registered 35 neighbors, including excited teens registering for the first time! We also passed out information about the upcoming change to vote by mail for municipal elections (please read below for more information).

New this year!  We had staff and volunteers with us that speak Hmong and Spanish, allowing us to reach out to more people than before.  We want information to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.  To see a short news clip on what volunteering for National Voter Registration Day means to us, click here!

It seems to be that every year, on National Voter Registration Day, we have great weather.  Yesterday was no exception. It was beautiful out and we had a great time talking with neighbors. Until next year….

Rep. Tarr welcoming a new constituent to Mountain View!
Rep. Tarr welcoming a new constituent to Mountain View!
Our 2017 National Voter Registration Day volunteers!
Our 2017 National Voter Registration Day volunteers!
 Her first time registering to vote! So exciting!
Her first time registering to vote! So exciting!
Just needed to update his address before grocery shopping! 
Just needed to update his address before grocery shopping!

Visit the Rep. Tarr Facebook page to see more pictures of the fun, click here.

Vote By Mail April 2018 Municipal Elections

While we registered folks on Tuesday, we also took the time to pass out handouts with information on voting by mail for the upcoming municipal election in April 2018. Proponents of vote-by-mail hope it will boost voter turnout, and because the next election will have a mail in ballot, it’s just that much more important to have your voter registration information up to date with your current home address. If you’ve recently moved or have moved since you last voted, please be sure to contact the Division of Elections to make sure you get sent a ballot this April to the right address.

We are concerned that many individuals we talked to weren’t aware of the change to vote by mail.  So here are the important details.  Please share this information with friends, neighbors, and family.

In early March, exactly three weeks before the election, officials will mail a ballot to every registered voter in Anchorage. Each voter will have until Election Day to mark the ballot, sign the front and postmark it. Voters can also drop them off in secure drop boxes around the city or at a few accessible voting centers until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

To register to vote or to update your voter registration information, click here.

For more information on how the voting by mail process will work, click here.

Remember: Dine Out Against Hunger is Tonight, September 28th!

Dine Out Against Hunger on Thursday, September 28 and help support the Food Bank of Alaska. Simply dine at one of the participating restaurants, who will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to fight hunger.

Get Social with the Food Bank of Alaska!

Throughout September as part of Hunger Action Month  you can take part in the Food Bank of Alaska’s paper plate campaign!

    • Share what you can’t do without adequate nutrition by writing on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something you couldn’t achieve without the nutrition needed to thrive.
    • - OR - share what you can do by writing on an empty plate, “This month I will _______ to end hunger.”
    • These photos can be posted to social media with #HungerActionMonth, @FoodBankofAlaska and @FeedingAmerica to join the conversation.


signed: Geran Tarr
Representative Geran Tarr

P.S. If you have any questions on registering to vote or the upcoming special session, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.  We’d be more than happy to help answer any questions you might have!

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