Of the 27,000 ballots sent out to registered voters in September, Friday’s count includes 11,836 ballots.
In the competitive races, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs is in the lead in District 1 and Christine Woll is at the top of the four-way District 2 race.
Results from Juneau’s municipal election are expected later in the day on Friday. In the meantime, local election officials arrived in Anchorage to process ballots in Juneau’s first by-mail election.
The turnout will be even higher once mailed ballots finish arriving at the Anchorage Vote Center. The election won’t be officially certified until Oct. 20.
Ballot processing will happen Friday in Anchorage after city staff arrive with all of the remaining ballots. Initial results are expected that afternoon.
Although Oct. 6 is Election Day, people have been voting since they received ballot packets in the mail in mid-September. But Tuesday is the last day to return ballots.
About a quarter of Juneau’s registered voters have cast their votes. Voters have until Tuesday, Oct. 6, to return their ballots, but they need to be postmarked by that day.
Several Assembly members said they wanted to remove any possible hurdles that might prevent someone from voting.
Eight candidates are running for three Juneau Assembly seats and three are running for two school board positions.
Three Juneau Assembly seats and two school board seats are up for grabs in the local election on Oct. 6.