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Filing Forms Available for Ketchikan Borough Election


July 02, 2016
Saturday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Filing forms are now available for the October 4, 2016 Ketchikan Gateway Borough Election. The candidate filing period begins August 1 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 25th. The Borough has elective seats open for the offices of Borough Mayor, Assembly Members, and School Board Members on the October 4, 2016 Borough ballot. The following seats are available:

Borough Mayor – one (1) seat for a three-year term
(Seat currently held by David Landis)

Borough Assembly – two (2) seats for three-year terms
(Seats are currently held by Alan Bailey (termed out) and Bill Rotecki (termed out).

School Board – two (2) seats for three-year terms
(Seats are currently held by Trevor Shaw and David Timmerman)

To qualify as a candidate for Borough Mayor or Assembly Member, a citizen must have resided in the Borough for one year prior to the election date, and must be a Borough registered voter 30 days prior to the election. To qualify as a candidate for School Board, a citizen must be a Borough registered voter 30 days prior to the election.

In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the October 4, 2016 Borough ballot, the candidate must complete and submit the proper filing forms. Candidate information, a current list of Borough candidates and filing forms are available in the Office of the Borough Clerk in the White Cliff Building, 1900 First Avenue, Suite 115, and on the Borough website at

Qualified candidates must submit the completed declaration of candidacy along with the signatures of at least ten (10) qualified Borough voters. All candidates must also complete and submit the 2016 APOC Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement. These forms must be submitted together to the Borough Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2016.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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