Service Area Elections

​​​​​​​​​​​​Election History

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 nonareawide basis. Service Areas are separate taxing jurisdictions.


November 17, 2020
Service Area Annexation Elections


All voting in Service Area Elections is done by absentee voting. You may vote Absentee In Person, By Mail, Fax or Email. A ballot application is only required if voting by Mail, Fax or Email.

1.  Vote In Person at the Borough Clerk's Office during regular hours from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through election day (Excluding weekends and holidays) at the Borough Clerk's Office, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, Alaska..

2.  Request a ballot by mail, fax, or email. Ballot Applications must be in writing. An application for an absentee ballot by mail must be postmarked no less than seven days before the election. An application for ballot by fax or email must be received by the Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. the day immediately preceding the election.


Gordon Service Area
​​Ordinance No. 2020-29 with Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner (DPO) Letter

Ballot Application

The following Service Areas require two elections Tan Terra and Twenty-Three Mile Slough: an election among the residents of the existing service area (Existing Area) and an election among the residents in the proposed area to be annexed (Annexation Area). If you are requesting an absentee ballot, please be sure to fill out the correct application, either the Existing Area or the Annexation Area.

Tan Terra Service Area

Ordinance No. 2020-30 with Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner (DPO) Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application

Annexation Area Ballot Application

Twenty-Three Mile Slough Service Area

Ordinance No. 2020-31 with Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner (DPO) Letter

Existing Service Area Ballot Application​

Annexation Area Ballot Application

 Questions? Contact the Borough Clerk's Office at (907) 459-1401 or email