Hundreds of potentially valid ballots arrived after Election Day without a postmark, despite a U.S. Postal Service policy to try to postmark all mailed ballots.
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.
When first asked to explain the orders, Ibn Bailey described them as a direct result of his attempts to talk to school staff about his nephews. But it turns out that his description of how he landed in court for stalking is not accurate. Or, at least, it wasn’t the whole story.
Although it will be an uphill battle to get the word out before the Oct. 5 election, write-in candidate Will Muldoon said he wouldn’t run if he didn’t think he still had a chance.