2023 Municipal Election Guide

Sitka’s municipal election is Tuesday, October 3. There are five candidates on the ballot running for public office –four are in the running for three open Sitka Assembly seats (two three-year terms and one one-year term). One candidate filed to run for one of  three open seats on the Sitka School Board (two three-year terms and one two-year term). Voters will also weigh in on two ballot questions.

View a sample ballot here

To help voters make informed decisions, Raven Radio posed questions about some of Sitka’s most pressing policy issues to all candidates. You’ll find their answers below.

But we know there are more questions to be asked– so in mid-September we’re hosting several live, on-air election forums.

Raven Radio’s On-Air Candidate Forums

Assembly Candidate Forum:
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Listen to the full forum here

School Board/Ballot Proposition Forum:
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Raven News will broadcast each forum live on 104.7 and publish the audio to this page after the broadcast. Have a question for the candidates? You can email your question in advance to news@kcaw.org or call 907-747-5879.

Assembly Candidates

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School Board Candidates

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Ballot Questions  

Proposition No. 1

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City and Borough of Sitka be amended to expand the persons eligible to hold the office of a school board member to include municipal employees of the City and Borough of Sitka?

Proposition No. 2

Shall the Sitka General Code be amended to adopt a seasonal sales tax increase starting in 2024 of one additional percentage point, from five percent to six percent, from April 1 through September 30 of each year, and dedicate the revenue generated to fund either directly or by paying debt service on the maintenance, repair, replacement, and/or construction of school building infrastructure?


Read Raven Radio’s recent coverage of the ballot props here:

July 13: Two propositions dealing with Sitka’s schools may go out to voters this fall

Where to Vote in Sitka

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. Advanced (in-person) voting will be available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in meeting rooms 2 and 3 at Harrigan Centennial Hall, beginning 15 days before the municipal election. You can also vote by mail or fax.

Find more information about absentee voting in Sitka here. If you have questions about your precinct or the election, call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811.


Click on the map to see your voting precinct. If you have questions about your precinct or the election, call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811. (Map courtesy of CBS)


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