Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Tribal Council to appoint fourth open seat

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska certified the results of its election Wednesday night (11-18-15) but still hasn’t decided who will fill its fourth open seat, which no one ran for.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council elections result


Only 85 tribal citizens — out of 1,900 — voted in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council Election on Tuesday (11-10-15). (Photo by Mike Hicks)

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four … more

Tues, Nov. 10: Tribal Council Election

141111_TribalElection_waldholz-500x403The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding elections for tribal council today (11-10-15). Polls will be open from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.

Miyasato wants more collaboration

IMG_4577Ben Miyasato is one of three candidates for four seats on Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. The current council treasurer is running for his third term. Miyasato wants to ensure education and employment for tribal citizens, as well as more local government collaboration.

Pelican: 2015 official election results

In Pelican, after the canvass committee counted absentee and question ballots, the winners of the municipal election remained the same. The city held it's certification on Monday (10 - 12-15).

Absentee count: Cass Pook retains her school board seat

150922_CassPook_woolseyIn absentee ballot counting this Friday afternoon, incumbent Cass Pook outpolled challenger Kat Richards, 153 votes to 108, to win the second seat on the School Board -- by an overall total of 42 votes.

Crunching voter turnout data: Was this a good year?

IMG_3740If 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.

2015 village elections: Unofficial results

A local bulletin board in Tenakee Springs. (Flickr photo/Daniel Cornwall)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.

Two precincts generate 1,700+ votes in Sitka

IMG_3759While 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.

Absentee, question ballots to decide Sitka School Board race

Bob Potrzuski (l.) and incumbent Matt Hunter celebrate their decisive wins in the race for Sitka Assembly. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)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.