Elections

Hector Mojica exits a voting booth at Glacier Valley Baptist Church on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Post-election blues

The political reality was an old story for Alaska Democrats.

 

Unofficial results of Municipal Election

Unofficial results of the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election are in.

 

School Board candidate Kevin Allen, left, is congratulated by School Board President Brian Holst during Election night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Simple as 1-2-3: 3 school board candidates fill 3 openings

As the dull roar of live election results rippled through City Hall, Kevin Allen and Paul Kelly stopped to shake hands. “Looks like you’re doing… Continue reading

 

Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Early voting numbers surpass 2017 total

If early voting numbers are any indication, turnout could be on the rise during this election season.

Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich is interviewed following his primary victory Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich, a former U.S. Senator, is facing incumbent Gov. Bill Walker and former state senator Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo | Michael Dinneen)

Gubernatorial candidates set to speak at UAS

Juneau’s municipal election will soon be in the rear view mirror, and attention will turn fully to the Nov. 6 general election. The University of… Continue reading

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich is interviewed following his primary victory Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich, a former U.S. Senator, is facing incumbent Gov. Bill Walker and former state senator Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo | Michael Dinneen)

Opinion: Alaska, Chicago and accountability

What is Chicago doing that Alaska is not?

Juneau residents participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, at Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Best Pictures of the Week

Best pictures from the week of Sept. 16-21, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Juneau residents participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, at Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Want to vote early in the city election? Here’s how

Early voting opened up this past Friday, and starting Monday, voting booths are open at City Hall, and the Mendenhall Mall Annex.

Students sit on the front steps of the Alaska Capitol on April 6, 2018. (James Brooks photo | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Candidates must be held accountable on capital issues

We’ve seen it many times. Reporters ask gubernatorial candidates “do you support Juneau as the Capital?” That is met with the perfunctory “yes.” Next question.… Continue reading

Students sit on the front steps of the Alaska Capitol on April 6, 2018. (James Brooks photo | Juneau Empire)
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Tabachnick, Weldon leading municipal candidates in fundraising

Two mayoral candidates are well ahead of the pack in terms of money raised among municipal candidates.

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Opinion: Drop out, Begich

Yes, our generally Democratic-voting family is divided over the issue of Mark Begich’s presence in the race. I keep hearing Begich is a numbers guy,… Continue reading

Opinion: Making primary elections more than a tribal contest

What we don’t know is why so many Alaskans didn’t care enough to vote.