Absentee and early voting is underway for Juneau’s October 1st regular municipal election. A qualified voter can absentee vote for any reason.
Ballots can be cast early until September 30th at city hall’s assembly chambers or at the Mendenhall Mall.
Voting hours at city hall are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. At the Mendenhall Mall, ballots can be cast Monday through Friday 10 am to 6:30 pm, and during the weekend from noon to 4 pm.
Voters are choosing two school board members and three assembly members.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
- This weekend, crowds showed up in the pouring rain to do their holiday shopping at Juneau’s Public Market, but it wasn’t the only place in town to buy local goods.
- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.
- Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years but catching them can be tricky.