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 6, 2015 Regular Borough Election are listed on the election timeline.

The Regular Borough election was held on Tuesday October 6, 2015.  The Canvass Board met on October 7, 2015 to review and count the absentee, special needs, and questioned ballots.  The Assembly convened on Monday October 12 to certify the results of the election. The official results spreadsheet showing the tally of all votes for the October 6, 2015 Borough election is available at the following link:


Candidate Filing
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 1 and 25th. Filing forms and instructions are available in the table below.

Election Ballots
Sample ballots for the October 6, 2015 are available at the following links:
Sample Ballot for precincts outside City of Ketchikan
 Sample Ballot for precincts within City of Ketchikan
    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.

    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.

    *Please note that the polling place for the Ketchikan No. 1 precinct has been changed from Schoenbar Middle School to the Gateway Recreation Center.  Voters in this precinct will receive a notification from the Alaska Division of Elections.
    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 Community Center
    2841 South Tongass Hwy
    South Tongass
    Fawn Mountain Elementary School
    400 Old Homestead Road