Elections

A drop box awaits ballots at Don D. Statter Harbor in late September 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Petition seeks to limit local vote-by-mail options

Group wants voters to weigh in on the future of municipal elections

A drop box awaits ballots at Don D. Statter Harbor in late September 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Rep Young announces reelection bid

He’s Congress’ longest-ever-serving Republican member.

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Mayor Beth Weldon speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. On Friday, she announced that she is running for another term as mayor. (Michael Penn /Juneau Empire File)
Mayor Beth Weldon speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. On Friday, she announced that she is running for another term as mayor. (Michael Penn /Juneau Empire File)
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks to reporters at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, April 15, 2021, about a bill of his to reform Alaska's elections. An earlier version of the bill drew sharp criticism but Shower says his bill is not meant to be partisan. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks to reporters at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, April 15, 2021, about a bill of his to reform Alaska's elections. An earlier version of the bill drew sharp criticism but Shower says his bill is not meant to be partisan. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Kelly Tshibaka addresses members of the community at Nikiski Hardware & Supply on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Senate hopeful Tshibaka makes rounds on Kenai Peninsula

The former DOA head is challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her Senate seat.

Kelly Tshibaka addresses members of the community at Nikiski Hardware & Supply on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
In this sample primary ballot released by the state, fictional candidates compete in a primary election. The candidates include a blend of fictional Republican and Democratic candidates. The August 2022 state primary election will be the first to feature open primaries. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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In this sample primary ballot released by the state, fictional candidates compete in a primary election. The candidates include a blend of fictional Republican and Democratic candidates. The August 2022 state primary election will be the first to feature open primaries. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, during a review of a bill he submitted. Shower says the bill would strengthen Alaska’s election security while critics say it will make it harder for Alaskans to vote. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, during a review of a bill he submitted. Shower says the bill would strengthen Alaska’s election security while critics say it will make it harder for Alaskans to vote. (Peter Segall / 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. Ballot drop boxes could factor into future municipal elections, too, depending on direction from the assembly. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Assembly to consider voting processes for future elections

Hybrid vehicles are popular in the capital city, but hybrid elections?

Deputy City Clerk Di Cathcart collects ballots from the ballot drop box at Don D. Statter Harbor the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19. Ballot drop boxes could factor into future municipal elections, too, depending on direction from the assembly. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)

It’s a 2-candidate race for District 1

The District 1 race is for a three-year seat.

Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)
Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)

School board, areawide candidates have busy jobs ahead

The three candidates are running for three different positions, each with three-year terms.

Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)
Voters face $15M question in upcoming election
Voters face $15M question in upcoming election
This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. United States Postal Service workers in Juneau will not be able to act as witnesses for absentee ballots. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. United States Postal Service workers in Juneau will not be able to act as witnesses for absentee ballots. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
John Morris Sr., of the Douglas Indian Association, speaks during the T’aaku Kwaan Yanyeidi Healing Kooteeyaa gifting Ceremony at Savikko Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Morris Sr., of the Douglas Indian Association, speaks during the T’aaku Kwaan Yanyeidi Healing Kooteeyaa gifting Ceremony at Savikko Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Election time: Candidates can now file to run for Juneau Assembly, school board
Election time: Candidates can now file to run for Juneau Assembly, school board
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.

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

Unofficial results of Municipal Election

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

Unofficial results of Municipal Election