Service Area Elections

Service Area Elections are held annually in March and November. March elections are held for service areas wishing to increase their mill levy and November elections are held for establishing, annexing, dissolving, or merging service areas. 

A Service Area is a specific geographic area of the borough which receives a higher or different level of service than what is provided on an areawide or non-area-wide basis. Service Areas are separate taxing jurisdictions.

NOvember 15, 2022 Service area elections

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Service Area Elections were held on November 15, 2022.  More information, including the ordinances, staff reports, and maps can be found below.


The following Service Areas require elections:

  • Potlatch and Gordon Service Areas require two elections: 

  1. An election among the residents of the Existing Service Area.
  2. An election among the residents in the Proposed Annexation Area.
  • Ridgecrest, Herning Hills, and College Service Areas require one election: 

  1. An election among the residents of the Existing Service Area.

If you are requesting an absentee ballot, you must complete the correct application based on whether you live in the Existing Area or the Proposed Annexation Area. If you are unsure, please call our office at (907) 459-1403. 

How to Vote in A Service Area Election:

All Service Area Elections are conducted using the procedures prescribed within the Fairbanks North Star Borough Code for Absentee Voting - In Person, Absentee Voting - By Mail, and Absentee Voting - By Electronic Transmission.

  • Vote In Person:
    • The Borough Clerk's Office, 907 Terminal Street, beginning October 19, 2022 through Election Day, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding weekends and holidays.
  • Absentee Voting:
    • By Mail - Your application must be received at least 7 days prior to the election.  APPLY EARLY to be sure you receive your ballot in time.
    • By Electronic Transmission- Your application must be received by noon the day immediately preceding the election. Note: Absentee voters requesting ballots by electronic transmission via email are required to print both the ballot and voter’s oath
    • Complete ALL information requested.  Omissions may result in your application being rejected.
    • You MUST provide your residence address in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Use the description of physical location – street number, apt. #, etc. 
    • SIGN your application. Signature must be a handwritten signature. A typed or digital signature is not valid. A friend, spouse or parent may not sign for you. If two individuals are requesting a ballot on the same application BOTH must sign the application.

Publish Notice of Service Area Elections

Potlatch service area:

Ordinance No. 2022-55 With Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Existing Service Area Sample Ballot

Proposed Annexation Service Area Ballot Application

Proposed Annexation Service Area Sample Ballot

Gordon SERVICE AREA:

Ordinance No. 2022-56 With Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Existing Service Area Sample Ballot

Proposed Annexation Service Area Ballot Application

Proposed Annexation Service Area Sample Ballot

Ridgecrest SERVICE AREA:

Ordinance No. 2022-57 With Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Existing Service Area Sample Ballot

Herning hills SERVICE AREA:

Ordinance No. 2022-58 With Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner Letter 

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Exiting Service Area Sample Ballot

College SERVICE AREA:

Ordinance No. 2022-59 With Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Exiting Service Area Sample Ballot


Questions? Call the Borough Clerk's Office at 907-459-1401 or email the Borough Clerk.