The municipal election is Tuesday, October 3rd. While this year sees a limited number of races, there’s a wide variety of candidates for the Sitka Assembly. Not sure who to vote for? KCAW has compiled our election coverage to guide you in making an informed decision.
Who is running for the Sitka Assembly?
There are SEVEN candidates running for THREE opens seats on the Assembly.
On Tuesday, September 19th, all seven candidates participated in a 120-minute forum hosted by KCAW. The candidates represent a diverse cross section of political views and during the forum, shared their visions for health care, infrastructure, and the future of Sitka. Here’s the full audio of the Assembly forum.
Who is running for the Sitka School Board?
There are TWO candidates running for TWO opens seats on the Assembly.
Dionne Brady-Howard (Incumbent): Candidate Profile
Elias Erickson: Candidate Profile
On Wednesday, September 20th, the two candidates for Sitka School Board participated in a 90-minute forum hosted by KCAW. With two seats available and no opposite, Brady-Howard and Erickson took the opportunity to criticize the state legislature and its continued inaction on resolving Alaska’s budget crisis. Here’s the full audio of their conversation.
Where to Vote
Precincts 1 and 2 voters will cast ballots at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Polls will be open on Tuesday, October 4th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have questions about your precinct or the election, call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811.
Tune Raven Radio at 8 p.m. for live election returns for Sitka, as well as villages in our listening region. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey and Emily Kwong will be joined by our Winter Fellow Katherine Rose to deliver these results.