Elections

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. Events and deadlines for the October 7, 2014 Regular Borough Election are listed on the election timeline.

Candidate Filing
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has elective seats open for the offices of Borough Mayor, Borough Assembly, and School Board Members on the October 7, 2014 Borough ballot.  The following seats are available: 

Borough Mayor –       one (1) seat for a two-year term
Borough Assembly – three (3) seats for three-year terms
School Board –           two (2) seats for three-year terms

Candidate Filing closes at 5:00 p.m. August 25, 2014. Qualified candidates must submit the completed declaration of candidacy along with the signatures of at least ten (10) qualified Borough voters. All candidates must also complete and submit the 2014 APOC Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement. These forms must be submitted together to the Borough Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2014.  Filing forms and instructions are available in the table below.

Click here for a current listing of 2014 Borough candidates.

Election Ballots
Sample ballots will be available 20 days prior to the election.
    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. Borough residents may register to vote at the Borough Clerk's Office. Voter registration is administered by the State Division of Elections.
    1. Polling Places
    2. Candidate Information
    3. Absentee Voting
    Precinct Location
    Ketchikan No. 1
    Schoenbar Middle School
    217 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
    Fawn Mountain Elementary School
    400 Old Homestead Road