Polls Open Today

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Polls are open throughout the Kodiak Island Borough for seats for borough mayor, assembly, school board and city council.

Contested seats include Jerome Selby and Tom Abell who are vying for borough mayor. Three candidates are running for two seats on the borough assembly, they are: incumbent Louise Stutes against challengers Carol Austerman and Scott Arndt.

On the school board, incumbent Melissa Borton faces challenger Betty Odell. And in the city, incumbents Terry Haines and John Whiddon face challenger Charlie Davidson. Borough Assembly member Pat Branson is giving up her seat on the assembly to run unopposed to fill the remaining year on a vacant seat on the city council.

There are also two propositions on the city ballot. Proposition 1 would allow city employees to hold a vote on unionization. Proposition 2 would allow the city to change the filing date for candidates to run for office.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. There are a number of locations. The borough clerk’s office can answer questions about polling places. That number is 486-9310.

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