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Municipal Election Tues., Oct. 2nd

  • Listed: August 27, 2018 12:36 pm
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Sitka voting 2017

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The City of Sitka election will be held on Tuesday, 10/2/18. We anticipate publishing a copy of the ballot for this election in the Sitka Soup that comes out on Thurs., Sept. 20th. In addition to voting for Mayor, City Assembly members & School Board members, Sitkans will be asked to consider at least two measures that are expected to appear on the ballot.

Per KCAW reporter Emily Kwong:

“Beginning October 1st, Alaska will ban smoking in restaurants, bars, and other public places. But it still may be legal to light up in Sitka under an opt-out provision. SB63 includes language that allows communities to ask their citizens if they want to uphold the statewide anti-smoking law. Sitka has decided to explore that option and will put a smoking ban question on the ballot this fall. The ballot will also ask voters if they want to reinstate the senior sales tax exemption, eliminated earlier this year.” www.kcaw.org/2018/08/15/restaurant-bar-smoking-ban-goes-to-vote-of-the-people-in-sitka/

For additional information on the candidates and on procedures for absentee voting, etc., please see www.cityofsitka.com/government/clerk/elections/index.html. For the full text of SB63, please see www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=SB0063F

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