The candidate filing period for Juneau Assembly and Board of Education opens Friday.
Juneau voters will elect a Mayor, two Assembly members and three School Board members at the October 2nd Regular Municipal Election, all for three-year terms.
Nominating petition forms for those seats are available in the Municipal Clerk’s office and www.juneau.org. City Clerk Laurie Sica calls the nominating petition procedure simple.
“The person has to give us all their information on how to contact them and they sign a statement that says they agree to serve if they’re elected,” she says. “They have 25 registered voters sign the petitions and we encourage people to get several more signatures than 25 just in case we can’t recognize handwriting, or somebody’s moved and we can’t verify their voting status. But they have to be signatures of registered voters within the city and borough of Juneau.”
Candidates also must fill out financial disclosure forms to be filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
To run for municipal office, a person must be qualified to vote in state and local elections, be at least 18 years old, and have lived in the city and borough for at least 30 days before the election. Assembly candidates must have lived within the city for at least one year. Candidates for District 1 and District 2 candidates must reside in the district from which they plan to run.
The filing period closes August 13.
- October 7, 2015- The state will idle the Taku, Fairweather and Chenega next summer, and the ferry Malaspina will only operate during May.
- October 7, 2015- Bystander Cate Ross and a friend were sitting on the deck outside The Hangar on the Wharf when she heard a splash.
- October 6, 2015- Jason Hart and Jeff Redmond lost their bids for Juneau School Board to incumbent Andi Story, and newcomers Josh Keaton and Emil Mackey in Tuesday’s election.
- October 6, 2015- The new mayor was the only change to the Juneau Assembly to come out of the elections. Assemblymen Loren Jones and Jerry Nankervis will both retain their seats for second terms.