Elections

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Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election.

Local election wraps up —results expected Friday

Nearly 5,000 ballots had already been mailed in by last weekend.

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Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election.
A voter casts his ballot in Juneau’s municipal election at the Douglas Library on Sept. 23. All ballots must be returned to the city by 8 p.m. on election day, Oct. 5. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
A voter casts his ballot in Juneau’s municipal election at the Douglas Library on Sept. 23. All ballots must be returned to the city by 8 p.m. on election day, Oct. 5. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
A proposal from the Alaska Redistricting Board would substantially change Juneau's legislative districts. One of the latest proposals, seen here, would put parts of Auke Bay and the Mendenhall Valley in the same district as downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. The Northern Lynn Canal communities of Haines, Skagway and Kluckwan would be placed in the same district as the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy image / Alaska Redistricting Board)
A proposal from the Alaska Redistricting Board would substantially change Juneau's legislative districts. One of the latest proposals, seen here, would put parts of Auke Bay and the Mendenhall Valley in the same district as downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. The Northern Lynn Canal communities of Haines, Skagway and Kluckwan would be placed in the same district as the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy image / Alaska Redistricting Board)
This photo shows Juneau School District Board of Education candidates listed on a City and Borough of Juneau municipal election ballot. A review of court records by the Juneau Empire found candidates Ibn Bailey and Thomas Buzard have had protective orders sought against them. The order against Buzard was not granted. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Juneau School District Board of Education candidates listed on a City and Borough of Juneau municipal election ballot. A review of court records by the Juneau Empire found candidates Ibn Bailey and Thomas Buzard have had protective orders sought against them. The order against Buzard was not granted. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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A voter leaves the assembly chambers in City Hall after voting in the Oct. 6, 2020, municipal election, which was primarily conducted via mail. Next month’s election will also be conducted mostly by mail with ballots counted in Anchorage. On Monday night, assembly members approved $700,000 to renovate a local warehouse and purchase equipment to count ballots locally.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File 
A voter leaves the assembly chambers in City Hall after voting in the Oct. 6, 2020, municipal election, which was primarily conducted via mail. Next month’s election will also be conducted mostly by mail with ballots counted in Anchorage. On Monday night, assembly members approved $700,000 to renovate a local warehouse and purchase equipment to count ballots locally.
A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

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A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
In this Juneau Empire file photo, voter Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. The city announced Wednesday it was looking to hire election workers for this year's city elections. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
In this Juneau Empire file photo, voter Maralee Guiher drops off her ballot during the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 6, 2020. The city announced Wednesday it was looking to hire election workers for this year's city elections. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
Juneau Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kale, pictured here in November 2020. The school board’s decision to prevent the basketball team from going to the Region V state tournament because of a district policy that precluded traveling to regions with high levels of coronavirus risk is one of the issues that prompted Kyle Scholl to run as a write-in candidate. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Write-in candidate seeks school board seat

Board decision on basketball tourney sparks run

Juneau Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kale, pictured here in November 2020. The school board’s decision to prevent the basketball team from going to the Region V state tournament because of a district policy that precluded traveling to regions with high levels of coronavirus risk is one of the issues that prompted Kyle Scholl to run as a write-in candidate. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Kelly Fishler

Get to know a candiate: Kelly Fishler

She’s running for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly District 1 seat.

Kelly Fishler
Michelle Bonnet Hale

Get to know a candidate: Michelle Bonnet Hale

She’s seeking reelection to her District 1 seat.

Michelle Bonnet Hale
This Aug. 2 photo shows school board candidate Amber Frommherz. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)

Get to know a candidate: Amber Frommherz

She’s running for school board.

This Aug. 2 photo shows school board candidate Amber Frommherz. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)
Elizabeth Siddon, current president of Juneau’s Board of Education, is running for a second term on the board. She is the only incumbent on the ballot, which has attracted six candidates for three positions. (Courtesy photo / Elizabeth Siddon)

Get to know a candidate: Elizabeth Siddon

Incumbent defends seat on the school board.

Elizabeth Siddon, current president of Juneau’s Board of Education, is running for a second term on the board. She is the only incumbent on the ballot, which has attracted six candidates for three positions. (Courtesy photo / Elizabeth Siddon)
This August 2 picture shows school board candidate Amber Frommherz. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
This August 2 picture shows school board candidate Amber Frommherz. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. On Monday, CBJ Assembly members heard public feedback on the proposal. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. On Monday, CBJ Assembly members heard public feedback on the proposal. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, seen here on Monday, July 19, 2021, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A surplus warehouse at 1325 Eastaugh Way, off Thane Road, seen here on Monday, July 19, 2021, is being considered by the City and Borough of Juneau as a possible location for a ballot-counting center should the city decide to increase its use of voting by mail in future municipal elections. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Beth McEwen, municipal clerk for the City and Borough of Juneau, holds a packet of forms in her office on Monday. The forms are ones candidates must complete to be added to the ballot for October’s municipal election. Candidates for the election must complete all filing steps by Monday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
Beth McEwen, municipal clerk for the City and Borough of Juneau, holds a packet of forms in her office on Monday. The forms are ones candidates must complete to be added to the ballot for October’s municipal election. Candidates for the election must complete all filing steps by Monday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)