Elections


Election Results


The results of the October 5, 2021, Borough Election are provided below:


Elections Overview
The Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for administering all Borough elections. The regular Borough election is held on the first Tuesday in October of each year to elect members to the Borough Mayor, Assembly and School Board.  Propositions, as approved by the Assembly or by initiative petition, may also be included on the ballot.

The 2021 Regular Borough election will be held on Tuesday October 5, 2021.  Significant dates are provided in the October 5, 2021 Borough Election Timeline.

Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet

The Sample Borough Ballot shows the candidate races and propositions that may be voted by all duly qualified Borough voters.

The Borough provides a neutral and informative Voter Information Pamphlet that includes the following information:
  • General information about voting and voter registration
  • Polling place information
  • Absentee By-mail and by-electronic means
  • Early in-person voting
  • Voter Accessibility
  • Effects of ballot propositions on Borough taxpayers and citizens

Candidate Filing

The Borough Candidate Listing includes contact information for all candidates who filed for Borough Assembly and School Board and who will be on the 2021 Borough election ballot.

Each year the Ketchikan Gateway Borough has elective seats open for the offices of members of the Borough Mayor and Assembly, and School Board Members. In order for a candidate's name to appear on the ballot, qualified candidates must declare candidacy and submit the required paperwork to the Borough Clerk between August 2 and 25th.
  

Voter Registration


In order to be a qualified voter of the Borough you must be registered to vote in State elections at a residence address in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not less than 30 days prior to the election. Residents may register to vote at the Borough Clerk's Office and may also register or update voter information online using the State of Alaska's new online voter registration system at https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/

Voter registration is administered by the State Division of Elections.

Voting Precincts


For the convenience of the voters, the Borough has seven precincts with a designated polling place in each precinct.  The table below provides detailed information on the polling places.

  1. Polling Places
  2. Candidate Information
  3. Absentee Voting
Precinct Location
Ketchikan No. 1
Gateway Recreation Center
601 Schoenbar Rd.
Ketchikan No. 2
The Plaza
2417 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan No. 3
AMHS Ferry Terminal
3501 Tongass Avenue
North Tongass No. 1
North Tongass Fire Station 6
7550 North Tongass Hwy
North Tongass No. 2
North Tongass Fire Station 8
13110 North Tongass Hwy
Saxman
Saxman Community Center
2841 South Tongass Hwy
South Tongass
South Tongass Alliance Church
376 Old Homestead Road