The Canvass Board met on October 9, 2023 to review and count the absentee, questioned, and special needs ballots, and add those tallies to the Borough Election Results spreadsheet. Click below for the Canvass Board Results.

Canvass Board Results of the October 3, 2023 Borough Election

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 Assembly and School Board. Propositions, as approved by the Assembly or by initiative petition, may also be included on the ballot.

The 2023 Regular Borough election will be held on Tuesday October 3, 2023. 

October 3, 2023 Borough Election Timeline

Candidate Filing

The current listing of candidates for the October 3, 2023 Borough Election is available at the following link:  

October 3, 2023 Borough Candidate Listing

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 will be available July 1 in the Borough Clerk's Office and on the Candidate Filing Information page.   

The following seats will be on the October 3, 2023 ballot for election:
 Assembly(3) 3-year terms:Jeremy Bynum; Judith McQuerry; Amanda Pierce
 School Board(2) 3-year terms
Diane Gubatayao; Paul Robbins, Jr.

Sample Ballots and Voter Information Pamphlet

The Borough provides a neutral and informative Voter Information Pamphlet that includes general information about voting and voter registration; Polling place information; Absentee By-mail and by-fax; Early in-person voting; Voter Accessibility; Effects of ballot propositions on Borough taxpayers and citizens. 

The voter information pamphlet and sample ballots for the October 3, 2023, Borough election will be available on September 13, 2023:

October 3, 2023 Sample Borough Ballot

October 3, 2023 Borough Voter Information Pamphlet

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.

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
South Tongass Alliance Church
376 Old Homestead Road