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Due to Hurricane Oho, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for coastal areas of Southeast Alaska, including Baranof Island, from 8 AM to 7 PM Friday, October 9. Forecasters say residents should expect sustained winds of 40 - 55 mph, with gusts to 75.
If you’re worried about the state of democracy in Sitka, we have some good news for you. Though voting got off to a slow start on Election Day, the overall turnout was a bit higher than last year, though not by much.
Unofficial election results rolled in from around the region last night (10-06-15). Though the winners aren’t official, this is where the numbers stand now for Kake, Angoon, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Port Alexander.
While the polling station at Harrigan Centennial Hall is closed for renovations, Sitka voters went to two separate camps yesterday. Precinct 1 voted at Grace Harbor Church and Precinct 2 voted at St. Gregory’s Church. After casting her own vote, KCAW’s Emily Kwong took the pulse of voter turnout.
The race for Sitka School Board will come down to absentee counting. For assembly, voters returned one incumbent and gave a second seat to a popular former coach and school teacher.
As of 9:30 p.m. today (10-06-15), these are the preliminary results for Sitka's municipal election.
With the exception of Yakutat, several communities around the region will be casting their own ballots for local leadership.
Sitka’s municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, and for the first time in recent memory, the school board is the race to watch. The five candidates met in a 90-minute election forum on Raven Radio last Thursday night.
Tuesday, October 6, is election day in Sitka for assembly and school
board. Because of construction work at Harrigan, Precinct 1 voters
will cast ballots at Grace Harbor Church on HPR across from SeaMart.
Precinct 2 voters at St. Gregory’s on Lincoln Street. If you’re
unsure, you can vote at either location using a question ballot. And
when you want to find out who's won, tune in Raven Radio for live
election returns beginning at 8 PM. Click on the precinct map to make it larger, and if you have any questions about which precinct you are in, or anything about the elections, you can call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811.