the candidate filing period wrapped up for various offices in the Kodiak Island
Borough, along with slots for the Kodiak City Council. The municipal election
is well over a month away, on October 2, but there are some important dates that
voters should keep in mind.
is the last day to register to vote, or change current voter information.
Anyone who will turn 18 by October 2 will be eligible to vote and can register
now, even if they are still 17. For
those who won't make it to the polls on October 2, absentee ballot applications
will be accepted through September 24. The deadline for submitting those
ballots for the municipal election is October 9.
ahead at the primary election, voting is just around the corner and will take
place on August 28. Applications for absentee ballots in that election were due
Saturday. As for the general election, that will take place on November 6. The
voter registration or information update deadline is October 7. Absentee ballot
applications are due by October 27. State law does grant same day voter
registration for the President and Vice President, meaning someone can walk
into a polling booth, register and then vote. That person will not, however, be
permitted to vote for any state government positions.
If you have
questions about absentee voting or elections in general should contact the
Borough Clerk's Office at 486-9310.