Elections

Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer voters approve plastic bag ban; Evensen to serve on council

Voters approved the bag ban with 748 yes votes to 406 no votes.

 

Official municipal election results in, to be certified tonight

Official election results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s municipal election will be certified at Tuesday’s Borough Assembly meeting. There were no new upsets or victories… Continue reading

 

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Homer News file photo</span>
                                An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus.

Props 2, 3 change boundaries of Kenai hospital service areas

Two propositions on the Oct. 2 Kenai Peninsula Borough ballot will be considered separately by voters in the Central Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the… Continue reading

 

Borough elections 2018: What you need to know

In between primary elections and general elections, borough residents have the opportunity to elect new leadership next month. Polls will be open for the Kenai… Continue reading

Election in District O, District 29 too close to call

Though the primary polls are closed, some of the races are too close to call until every last vote has been counted. On the peninsula,… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy, Begich, Walker move on to general

Editor’s note: This story has been updated on Wednesday morning with 98 percent of precincts reporting. Primary election results Wednesday showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Snow clings to a sign marking a polling place at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Candidates finalized for municipal election

Election season is underway in earnest on the Kenai Peninsula now, with the candidate names finalized for the regular municipal election in October and the… Continue reading

Snow clings to a sign marking a polling place at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Mead Treadwell joins governor’s race at last minute

Republican voters in Alaska get to choose their gubernatorial candidate from among a former senator, a prominent businessman and a former lieutenant governor who jumped… Continue reading

Ballot measure opponents get financial boost

Some of Alaska’s biggest mines are putting more money into their fight against a pro-fisheries ballot initiative scheduled for this fall’s general election. According to… Continue reading

Primary election candidates final

Kenai Peninsula voters will have a choice in the Aug. 21 primary of two Republicans running for state Senate, three candidates for the northern peninsula’s… Continue reading

Butler running for House of Representatives

With incumbent Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) absent from this year’s state Alaska House District 29 race for the first time since 2001, Shawn Butler of Hope… Continue reading

Two candidates so far for House seat

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the Kenai Peninsula Borough planning group that Shawn Butler has served on. Two candidates — Ben… Continue reading

Ruffner drops out of House race

Kasilof resident Robert Ruffner announced in a Facebook post Friday morning that he’s dropping out of the race for the Alaska House of Representatives seat… Continue reading

Alaska considers measures to switch to mail voting

Alaska is looking into conducting more of its elections by mail, though it may not completely convert right away. Interest at the state and local… Continue reading

Safety, PFD high on Republican governor candidates’ talking points

Crime, the Permanent Fund Dividend and state budget solutions are three of the top line items in the contested Republican primary race for the governor’s… Continue reading

After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail

By the numbers alone, Anchorage’s first election held by mail has been a smashing success. Election Day was Tuesday, and almost 80,000 votes have already… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court allows independents into Dems’ primary

With an order released Wednesday morning, the Alaska Supreme Court has allowed independents to challenge Democrats in the Democratic Party’s primary elections. The decision has… Continue reading

Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III will not run for re-election in 2018

Rep. Sam Kito III ended months of speculation in a Monday interview with the Juneau Empire by declaring he will not run for re-election this… Continue reading

Dunleavy makes rounds on peninsula in bid for governor

Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy is out touring the state, rounding up support for his gubernatorial bid. Dunleavy, who represented the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in the… Continue reading

Pierce hits the ground running as mayor

It’s been a busy few months for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s new mayor. Charlie Pierce took over the borough mayor’s office Nov. 5 after a… Continue reading

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