The Juneau Canvas Board met today (Tuesday) and certified the results of last week’s municipal election.
City Clerk Laurie Sica says the board added nine absentee by mail ballots that came in over the weekend and were postmarked by the October 4th deadline.
Newly-elected Juneau Assembly members Randy Wanamaker, Jesse Kiehl and Carlton Smith will be sworn in next Monday at the assembly’s next regular meeting.
Sally Saddler and Sean O’Brien will be sworn in to the school board at its next meeting, currently scheduled for October 18th.
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