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Are You Interested in a Debate Between the Incumbent and the Challenger?

PoliticsIs anyone interested in attending or otherwise reading of a debate between Mark Neuman, the Incumbent, and the challenger G.I. Jones? It could be held at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. This thread would also be a great opportunity to get questions from the Community to be used during the debate. I realize that it's getting close to decision time, but this can be done.
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Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Mark Neuman


At the Meadow Lakes Elementary School library, October 19th from 6-7:30 pm.

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Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote

PoliticsTo use the Online Voter Registration System, you must have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID card and the information you enter when registering must match the information on your Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record. If you do not have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID, or your information cannot be validated, you may select to register using a paper registration form. Click this link to visit the online registration system.

You may use this system to 1) Register to vote or 2) Update your Voter Registration.

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PFD and Oil Tax Credits

PoliticsBy GI Jones

The PFD cap will cost Alaskans approximately 750,000,000 dollars. That is about 1,000 dollars per person. At the same time Alaskans will pay approximately 750,000,000 dollars in Oil Tax Credits; after thousands of people are now unemployed because of a reduction in oil production. Why should Alaskans suffer after the oil companies pocket billions of dollars? Who is responsible for this? Our elected officials! It is time for a change.

Greg Jones is running for House District 8. Greg Jones is running because after 25 years of activism and fighting for the common people, he is ready to take a leading role in the direction of our state. The people of Alaska know about his hard work and dedication. Greg Jones has worked with the IBEW as a Master Electrician for the past 25 years. He knows the value and importance of job training and organized labor. Greg Jones ran his own electrical contracting business for about 10 years; so he knows the importance of supporting small businesses. He now works at Honeywell as a field service engineer. Greg Jones will bring a strong work ethic, intelligence, a common sense approach, and a sincere care for people.

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Unofficial Borough Election Results

PoliticsFollow this link to view the current unofficial results.

Some highlights: Voters approved the Recreation Bond and sales tax on marijuana, but voted against Prop B 1, which would have banned commercial cannabis operations.

Big Lake voter turnout was 29.73%.

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Reminder: Polls Open at 7 am Today

PoliticsExercise your right to vote today!
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Meet and Greet for Greg Jones - House Dist 8

Politicsby Casey Steinau

Hello all,

If you haven't met Greg Jones please stop by my place this Thursday for an opportunity to meet this dynamic candidate for house district 8. If you have met Greg, please stop by and show your support!

If you know someone who would be interested in visiting with Greg in this casual setting please feel free to forward the attached invitation.



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Posting Political Campaign Signs

PoliticsWith political campaign season underway, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) would like to remind everyone of the State of Alaska laws regarding political advertising.

Illustrated below are two sections of Alaska Statutes pertaining to sign posting and/or advertising in the right-of-way of Alaska’s highways:
Campaign signs placed within the state’s road and highway rights-of-way are unauthorized encroachments under AS 19.25.200 – 19.25.250 and may be removed by DOT&PF crews without notification. Vehicles parked in rights-of-way that are used to display political advertisements are also prohibited and subject to removal.

AS 19.25.105(a) states, “Outdoor advertising may not be erected or maintained within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way…” If a sign is on commercial property, but within 660 feet of the state’s right-of-way, DOT&PF personnel may send a 30-day written notice requesting removal of the sign. This notice will be sent to the property owner and the candidate.

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Citizen activist presents Alaska Governor with petition to recall him for raiding the PFD

PoliticsA Big Lake resident and political activist submitted this short video.
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Primary Election Results

PoliticsHere are the returns with most of the vote counted:

Senate District D — Greater Wasilla/Big Lake/Point Mackenzie

Republicans: David Wilson, 52.4 percent; and Lynn Gattis, 47.6 (all precincts).

House District 8 — Big Lake/Point Mackenzie

Republicans: Mark Neuman, 63.5 percent, and Mike Alexander, 36.6 percent (all precincts).

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Election Information

PoliticsElection Days are fast approaching us. While we are all busting it getting ready for winter, putting up meat, fish, and berries, and looking at the "To-Do" List and wondering if we can check everything off.

But we also have the duty and privilege to elect our representatives. While it costs nothing but a few minutes of your time to vote, an informed voter is better for the process.

Following is some publicly-available information. The Big Lake Times offers equal time to all candidates and views.

Mat-Su Borough Elections

2016 Primary Election

Election Day - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.The Mat-Su Borough is responsible for planning and administering Borough elections. Regular elections are held annually on the first Tuesday in October. Special elections and mayoral run-off elections may be scheduled in accordance with Borough code.

The next regular election will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

October 4, 2016 Regular Election Calendar, *.PDF Format.

Please be aware the State Division of Elections will hold two elections this year: Primary Election, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 and General Election, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Division of Elections has its own By-Mail application process for the two elections and those applications must be completed and submitted to the Division of Elections.

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Public Notices > Election Workers Needed

PoliticsHave you been wondering how you can serve your community? Election Workers are needed.

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District 8 Republicans Meeting

PoliticsAttention all District 8 Republicans, join us for a meeting on 27 July at 6:30 pm at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. This is an Organizational Meeting, topics to include empty positions, elect people for the positions, and prepare for the upcoming elections.
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Meet The Candidate for Big Lake

PoliticsMeet the Candidate that is challenging Rep. Mark Neuman.

When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6-8 pm.

Where: The Big Lake Library

Statement: "Tired of being glad handed or ignored by the 3rd most powerful person in the State House? Come to The Big Lake Library on July 14th and meet Mike Alexander, the Republican challenger to Mark Neuman. He is not seeking funds, just votes. He is using his own money for this campaign."

You may also post questions or statements to this article and he will read them.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard March 1st

PoliticsLet Your Voice Be Heard

Tuesday March 1st 3-8 pm at the Big Lake Lions Rec Center

Alaskan Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Voter registration will be available

Photo by Dennis Garrett

Big Lake Lions Recreation Center

2942 S. Lions Circle (between Arctic Cat and Bob's)

Big Lake Alaska 99652

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