Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Listen: State Legislative Forum

Republican challenger Sheila Finkenbinder (l.) listens as incumbent Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins answers a question offered by students in Sitka High's American Government Class. The forum was broadcast live over KCAW and taped for broadcast over local television. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Tonight (10-17-16), the Sitka High Junior Class is hosting a forum with Representative Jonathan Kreiss Tomkins, Senator Bert Stedman, and Sheila Finkenbinder from 6:30 pm - 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Raven Radio will broadcast the forum live.

Miller: “Clinton would be disastrous for Alaska”

161017_joemiller_kwongTwo-time U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller made a pit-stop in Sitka last week (10-12-16). The libertarian nominee is voting for Donald Trump for president and hoping to unseat incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski (R).

Live Congressional Fisheries Debate


This Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 7pm, Raven Radio will broadcast the live Congressional Fisheries Debate featuring candidates seeking to represent Alaska in the US Senate. The debate will be held before a live audience at Kodiak High School.

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No change in Sitka elex after record absentee count

It took municipal clerk Sara Peterson (pictured here) and deputy clerk Melissa Henshaw over 90 minutes to open absentee ballots and pass them through the accuvote machine. The 684 absentee and questioned ballots almost constituted their own precinct. Peterson suspects this may have been a record absentee return. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)There was no change in the outcome of the Sitka municipal election, after absentee counting Friday afternoon. Election officials counted a total of 684 absentee and questioned ballots - a possible record.

Despite ballot prop fail, Sitka’s mayor-elect says ‘We will be okay’

In a three-way field, Hunter polled 1025 votes, well above his competitors Mary Magnuson, 641, and Ben Miyasato, 358. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Matt Hunter will be Sitka’s new mayor. He’ll be joined on the assembly by at least two new faces, and a massive budget gap to plug beginning October 11.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Sitka voters favor Hunter, Knox, Bean; Prop 1 fails

IMG_9364The unofficial results for Sitka's municipal election are in. Matthew Hunter is Sitka's mayor-elect. Kevin Knox and Aaron Bean are the top vote-getters for two seats on the Sitka Assembly. And Jennifer McNichol was elected to a three-year-term on the Sitka School Board. Proposition 1 failed, by a margin of 66 to 33.

Voters in the villages take to the polls

Sarah, Keegan, and Delilah Cordova at the voting booth in Port Alexander. (Photo courtesy of Molly Kimzey)Along with Sitka, smaller cities from around the region went to the polls on Tuesday (10-4-16) to elect or reelect residents to the Mayor's office, the City Council, and seats on the School Board.

Voter turnout high in Sitka

IMG_9358Today (10-04-16) is the municipal election and voter turnout in Sitka is high. As of 4 p.m., both Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 were reporting a ballot count over 600. This time last year, the ballot count was half that.

Sitkans consider pros and cons of a property tax raise

In Sitka, voters are considering raising the cap on property taxes from 6 to 8 mills. The Assembly put the question on the ballot at the direction of a Citizens' Task Force. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)To raise or to not raise the cap? That is the question before Sitka voters today (10-04-16). Proposition 1 asks if Sitka should raise the local limit on property taxes from 6 mills to 8 mills. If the ballot question passes, $1 million of that money would go towards the Electric Fund to help pay off the Blue Lake Dam.

Vice-presidential debate, local elections on Tuesday, October 4

Special_Programming_featurednewSizeTuesday, October 4, 2016, Raven News will provide live coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate from 5-7 PM. At 8 PM, we'll bring you live coverage of local election returns from Harrigan Hall.