Propositions recieve sweeping approval by Ketchikan voters in unofficial city election results

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The unofficial results for the Ketchikan election were submitted last night, with the two propositions there were up for voter approval receiving sweeping support by voters.

    Two seats were up for grabs for the Ketchikan Borough Assembly election. The top two vote-getters were Jaimie Palmer with 928 votes, and Grant EchoHawk with 809 votes.

    Carlos Weimer received 625 votes, Darlene d-Svenson got 496, and Jason Button got 457 votes.

    There were three open seats on the Ketchikan School Board, the elected would serve a three-year term.

    The top three vote-getters were Stephen Bradford with 1090 votes, Nicole Anderson with 949 votes, and Keenan Sanderson with 787 votes.

    Tom Heutte, and Ali Ginter both received 748 votes.

    Two propositions were up for voter approval. One called for extending the 5% special sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products areawide. According to the Borough, $75,000-$100,000 is generated per year in revenue from these special sales taxes.

    The measure was approved by voters, receiving 1580 votes for and 371 against.

    The other would allow the Borough to incur debt and issue general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $6,655,000, to pay costs of capital improvements at various recreation facilities. The Borough said the funding would go to work on Norman Walker Field, Upper and  Lower Drency Dudley Field, Houghtaling Elementary Field, other recreation facilities, and the incidental costs.

    The measure was also approved by voters, getting 1538 votes for and 439 against.

    There are 290 absentee ballots, 144 questioned, and 13 special needs ballots that will need to be counted.

    The Canvass Board will meet on the 11th, The Ketchikan assembly will meet on October 19th to certify the election.

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