Election

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire Election officials Kim Peterson and Jack Chenoweth look up voter information for Mary Ellen Yadao on Oct. 6, 2020.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire Election officials Kim Peterson and Jack Chenoweth look up voter information for Mary Ellen Yadao on Oct. 6, 2020.
A Juneau voter casts their ballot in the city’s by-mail municipal election on Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. So far, about 23% of registered Juneau voters have cast ballots, the city announced on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau voter casts their ballot in the city’s by-mail municipal election on Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. So far, about 23% of registered Juneau voters have cast ballots, the city announced on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Deputy City Clerk Di Cathcart collects ballots from the ballot drop box at Don D. Statter Harbor the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19. Drop boxes located in Auke Bay and at the Douglas Public Library and Fire Hall are one of a few ways to vote in this year’s by-mail municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Deputy City Clerk Di Cathcart collects ballots from the ballot drop box at Don D. Statter Harbor the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19. Drop boxes located in Auke Bay and at the Douglas Public Library and Fire Hall are one of a few ways to vote in this year’s by-mail municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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City drops witness requirement for mail-in ballots

City drops witness requirement for mail-in ballots

Can I get a witness? CBJ says you don’t need one.

City drops witness requirement for mail-in ballots
These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A 1-stop spot for municipal election information

Find out more about the races, candidates and issues shaping this year’s election.

These sample show candidates in the races for Assembly and school board and the ballot propositions that will be before voters in City and Borough of Juneau’s upcoming vote-by-mail election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
4 first-time candidates run for 1 Assembly seat
4 first-time candidates run for 1 Assembly seat
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

What to expect during mail-in municipal election

What to expect when you’re electing.

Juneau City Hall, seen here in this file photo, will be open for voting services starting Sept. 21. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will also double as a vote center and will offer a variety of voting related services until the Oct. 6 municipal election. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Young and Galvin get a rematch

Young and Galvin get a rematch

2018 race was decided by seven percentage points.

Young and Galvin get a rematch
Poll worker Dian Martin minds an early voting site in a state office building in Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with election officials saying poll workers will be required to wear protective gear, such as masks, and will encourage voters to maintain social distance and wear masks. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Voting in Alaska will look different amid pandemic

A large number of requested mail-in ballots could mean some races won’t be settled on election night

Poll worker Dian Martin minds an early voting site in a state office building in Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Voting in Alaska will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, with election officials saying poll workers will be required to wear protective gear, such as masks, and will encourage voters to maintain social distance and wear masks. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Alaska fisheries ballot battle becomes more expensive

This year’s fish fight is already half as expensive as the 2014 ballot battle over Alaska’s oil and gas tax system. According to new filings… Continue reading

Juneau parades will be packed with political participants

In the first week of July 1776, John Adams sat down to write a letter to his wife about the Continental Congress’ recent adoption of… Continue reading

Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEW Local 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mark Begich makes campaign stop in Juneau

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich made a campaign stop Thursday in Juneau, speaking to about 45 people at the local IBEW union hall. As attendees… Continue reading

Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEW Local 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liz Snyder, candidate for House District 27, is seen in a May photo from her campaign. (Courtesy photo)

Ruling may allow more professors to campaign for office

The Alaska Public Offices Commission may approve a legal opinion today that could encourage University of Alaska professors to run for state office. In March,… Continue reading

Liz Snyder, candidate for House District 27, is seen in a May photo from her campaign. (Courtesy photo)
Zach Fansler

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler withdraws from Democratic primary

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler has officially dropped out of the race for Democratic primary for House District 38. Fansler sent a letter to Division… Continue reading

Zach Fansler
Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Monday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Ballot measure opponents get financial boost

Some of Alaska’s biggest mines are putting more money into their fight against a pro-fisheries ballot initiative scheduled for this fall’s general election. According to… Continue reading

Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Monday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Lt. Gov. nixes good governance ballot measure

Lt. Gov. nixes good governance ballot measure

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Friday removed a ballot measure from this fall’s statewide election, citing a “substantially similar” bill approved by the Alaska Legislature… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. nixes good governance ballot measure