On Thursday, March 22, Anchorage Park Foundation, The Alaska Center, and Anchorage Community Land Trust invite Fairview neighbors to a Ballot Box Bash at Fairview Recreation Center to build community around the new Vote By Mail system. Festivities will include a dance performance by Rhythm of Light, Polynesian Reggae music by H3, food, and games.

Between performances, Anchorage Parks and Recreation Park Planners will present the design for the Fairview Recreation Center indoor inclusive playground and renovations to Fairview Park. Last spring, Anchorage voters supported funding the indoor inclusive playground by passing the 2017 Parks Bond. Planners expect construction to begin this year. Fairview Park improvements are on the ballot in this 2018 municipal election, and if passed, will include an inclusive playground and multi-use basketball and volleyball courts. The 2018 Parks Bond includes a total of ten city-wide park and trail improvement projects.

Fairview Recreation Center houses one of the 12 Secure Drop Boxes around Anchorage that voters can use to return their ballots. Ballot Box Bash attendees are encouraged to bring their completed ballot to drop in the ballot box at the event, but a ballot is not required to attend the party.

This is Anchorage’s first Vote By Mail election. Ballots were mailed last week and should have arrived in residents’ mailboxes by now. A voter can return his/her ballot by mailing it with a first-class stamp, dropping it into one of the 12 Secure Drop Boxes around the city, or bringing in person to an Accessible Vote Center.

Fairview Ballot Box Bash

Thursday March 22, 6-8pm

Fairview Recreation Center, small youth gym

1121 East 10th Ave.

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