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.
- During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.
- More Alaskans are driving electric cars. The same is true for California, Oregon and Washington state. But many people continue to consider the vehicles as too small, difficult to use and no more than a novelty.
- Master Gardener Ed Buyarski reminds us to ventilate our greenhouse, harvest our garlic and raspberries, deadhead any finished flowers, and eradicate all slugs.
- AT&T's announced plans to upgrade the network by summer of 2016 have stalled. And people in Skagway have noticed, as they slog through another summer of cell phone problems.