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.
Cass Pook says the task she set out for herself 13 years ago is far from over. Pook wants Sitka students -- especially Alaska Natives -- to feel more welcomed and prepared to learn than when she was a student.
My focus is school climate, welcome environment, and student achievement outside the box of core classes such as vocation and extracurricular activities.
Working as a nurse, Kat Richards believes healthcare and education have something in common: advocacy. She’d like to ensure that local schools remain high quality.
The four candidates for Sitka Assembly met Tuesday night (9-29-15) in a 90-minute forum on KCAW. Listen to the full forum here: Part 1