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
The 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.
Ben 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.
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).
In 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.
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.