With less than 20% turnout in the Oct. 3 Juneau borough elections, hardened leftists appear to have defeated all conservative candidates.
In the unofficial results, liberals lead in all three borough assembly races as well as the lone school board contest.
The mail-in election began on Sept. 18 with drop boxes, the post office and vote centers accepting ballots. According to the clerk’s office, all ballots received through Oct. 2 have “undergone their initial review and those that were eligible for counting have been scanned and included” in the preliminary results.
Additional ballots from two vote centers and those placed in drop boxes or the post office after Oct. 2 are yet to be tallied. Additionally, election officials will be contacting voters whose ballots have “missing information or signature remedies” that need to be addressed before approval. The Canvass Review Board will meet Oct. 16-17 to review and certify the election.
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In the borough assembly contests, incumbents Alicia Hughes-Skandijs and Christine Woll are well ahead of their conservative challengers, as is fellow leftist Paul Kelly. All three are endorsed by Alaska’s largest abortion provider – Planned Parenthood.
Another Planned Parenthood backed candidate, Brittney Cioni-Haywood, is in firm control of the only school board race.
On the proposition of whether Juneau taxpayers should approve nearly $30 million to build a new city hall, voters appear to be against the idea with 2,582 opposed and 2,470 supportive.