Juneau municipal election results certified

Election Final

City Clerk Laurie Sica (left) watches as election worker Andy Peterson feeds absentee/questioned ballots through a voting machine on October 5th at City Hall. Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO.

The City and Borough of Juneau Canvass Board on Tuesday certified results of last week’s municipal election.

Turnout was 32 percent – 7,864 of the city’s 24,565 registered voters cast ballots. The Lynn Canal precinct had the highest turnout at 33 percent, followed by North Douglas at 30 percent. Two downtown precincts – Juneau 2 and Juneau 3 – had 29 percent turnout.

The lowest turnout was Lemon Creek at 19.8 percent, with the Mendenhall Valley 1 polling place second lowest at 20.7 percent.

A handful of absentee ballots were added to Friday’s initial tally of absentee and questioned cards. But not enough to change any results.

In the closest race, Proposition 1 still comes out on top. The $25-million bond initiative to fund a variety of capital improvement projects passed by just 73 votes – 3,898 to 3,825.

Newly-elected Mayor Merrill Sanford and Assembly members Loren Jones and Jerry Nankervis will be sworn in next Monday. School board winners Andi Story, Phyllis Carlson and Destiny Sargeant will take the oath of office next Tuesday.

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