All three members who were appointed by Republican elected officials supported the map; the two who were not appointed by Republican officials opposed it.
The board chose a Senate map for Anchorage drawn by board member Bethany Marcum. She was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
Board member Budd Simpson said the benefits of more compact districts in the final map make it more likely to withstand a legal challenge than a proposal by Bethany Marcum, a fellow appointee of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
Juneau Superior Court Judge Amy Mead swore in new members Will Muldoon and Amber Frommherz along with Elizabeth Siddon, who was re-elected to her second term and will continue to be the board president.
Unofficial results show Juneau Board of Education candidate Will Muldoon with a lead of 1,173 votes over the next closest candidate, Ibn Bailey.
About 40% of Juneau’s ballots have been processed.
There was a slow but steady trickle of people at the Mendenhall Library — some voting in person and many others showing up to drop their completed ballots off.
Since ballots for Juneau’s local election are sent to Anchorage, we won’t have results on election night.
After a candidate’s late bid for school board and newfound information about other candidates, many Juneau voters have asked if they can change their votes. But once a ballot is returned, the city clerk says there’s no going back.
Buzard points out that he’s been on both sides of the state’s protective order process.