Interested in running for the assembly, school board or one of the many services area boards?
The candidate filing period begins Aug. 1 and lasts until Aug. 15.
Several positions will be up for election this year on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. The districts of Nikiski, Soldotna and the central peninsula will have vacancies that need to be filled. These positions are currently held by Wayne Ogle, assembly president; Dale Bagley, assembly vice president; and Paul Fischer, respectively. Assembly members serve three-year terms.
There will also be three positions open on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education. The Kalifornsky, east peninsula and south peninsula districts have openings. The Kalifornsky position is currently held by Dan Castimore. Lynn Hohl holds the east peninsula position and Zen Kelly represents the southern peninsula district. School board members serve three-year terms.
There are three open seats on the Bear Creek Service Area Board and two open seats on the Joint Operations Board for Central Peninsula Emergency Medical and Central Emergency. The Nikiski Fire Service Area Board has three open seats.
There are two open seats for the Nikiski Senior Service Area Board and two open seats for the North Peninsula Recreation Service Board.
The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board has three open seats and there are three open seats for the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board. Service area board members serve three-year terms.
Candidates must be 18 years of age, a qualified voter in the state of Alaska and a 180-day resident of the borough and district or service area at the time of filing. All candidates must file a declaration of candidacy form, with either the borough clerk at the borough Soldotna building, or at the borough annex offices in Homer or Seward. Candidates may also file by fax.
The candidate filing period begins Aug. 1 and ends at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
The deadline to register to vote in regular municipal elections is Sept. 1.
Absentee in-person voting begins Sept. 16 through Election Day, Oct. 1.
Candidates and voters can find out more information by visiting the boroughs website, at www.kpb.us.