Borough To Count Absentee Ballots Tuesday

Shaylon Cochran


     Votes are still being tallied from this week’s Borough and Municipal elections.  In  a press release Thursday, the Borough Clerk’s office said the Borough Canvass Board is currently processing Absentee and Special Needs ballots, as well as ballots received from by-mail precincts.

     Nearly one-thousand ballots are yet to be counted.  Those could have some effect on races that were too close to call at the end of voting Tuesday night, namely the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly seat one, where Kelly Wolf leads Michael Winegarden by just twelve votes.  Another close one is the race for the school board seat in District 8 where Liz Downing has a thirteen vote lead over Mike Illg.  

     Absentee ballots may also determine the winner of one of two Homer City Council seats.  Francie Roberts has secured one, but just thirty votes separate incumbent Beau Burgess from his challenger, James Dolma. Thiose votes were to be counted today.

     The Canvass Board will count the valid absentee ballots next Tuesday, October 9th.  A resolution certifying the election will be drafted that same day.