Third wave of ballot counts released, results to be certified Tuesday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The final wrap-up of election results came in Friday evening from the Anchorage Election Center, and show the leading candidates have maintained their positions up to this point.

    Out of 9,197 votes total, 8490 votes, or 92.3% of the vote, have been counted and approved as of Friday evening. An additional 339 ballots were received after election day without postmarks, and there are still 300 ballots that require cure letter action.

    School Board write-in Will Muldoon stayed as one of the top three vote getters, receiving 2,909 votes.

    School Board incumbent Elizabeth Siddon has kept her lead with 5,767 votes, Amber Frommherz also stayed as the second most votes at 5355.

    Aaron Spratt received 1,996; Ibn Bailey, 1,736 votes; Thom Buzard, 1,574; Wiljordan Sangster, 1,146; and write-in Kyle Scholl, 356.

    Barbara Blake maintained her lead in the three-person race for Assembly District 1 with 4,710 votes. School Board member Paul Kelly trails her with 2,063 votes, followed by Troy Wuyts-Smith with 857.

    Assembly District 2 incumbent Michelle Bonnet Hale got 5,527 votes while challenger Kelly Fishler received 2,431.

    In this years unopposed mayoral election, Mayor Beth Weldon has collected 6,840 votes.

    Voters for the sole ballot proposition to extend the temporary 3% sales tax are still the majority with 6,557 voting in favor and 1,782 against.

    Voters have until 9 a.m. on Tuesday to cure their ballot, the CBJ election call center can be reached at 586-5278 option 4. Cured ballots will then go on to the Canvass Review Board's Oct. 19th meeting for approval, where the board will also certify of the election.

    The Canvass meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CBJ said that due to COVID mitigation measures, only 20 people are allowed in the assembly chambers. Individuals seeking to observe the board will need to make arrangements with the clerk's office by 9 a.m. Tuesday. There will be 11 open spaces, with priority to candidates and media.

    The clerk's office said that certification may be delayed depending on the workload. It will not be delayed for more than three days.

    The new Assembly is scheduled to organize during an October 25 meeting.  The School Board next meets on October 19.

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