KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak regular elections are taking place today. All eligible city and borough residents are encouraged to vote at their precinct’s polling station, which will be open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

The Kodiak Island Borough election will involve voting for candidates running for the following positions: Two seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly (both three year terms), the candidates for which are James Turner and Dennis Symmons; two seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education (both three year terms), the candidates for which are Judy Carstens and Kelly Bell; two seats on the Bay View Road Service Area Board (both three year terms), for which there are no candidates; two seats on the Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board (both three year terms), the candidates for which are Paul VanDyke and Aaron Griffin; two seats on the Monashka Bay Road Service Area Board (both three year terms), for which there are no candidates; two seats on the Service Area No. 1 Board (both three year terms), the candidates for which are Ed Mahoney, Jay Baldwin and Paul Hansen; two seats on the Womens Bay Service Area Board Two Seats (both three year terms), the candidates for which are David G. Conrad and Billy Ecret.

Information on all of the candidates can be found in the 2018 Election Pamphlet, which is available in the borough clerk's office, 710 Mill Bay Rd. Room 234, or online at kodiakak.us/234/Elections.

Also on the ballot is Proposition No. 1. If passed by the voters, this ballot initiative would enact a section of the Kodiak Island Borough code of ordinances that would place a limitation on the maximum allowable tax revenues for the borough. The borough would be able to levy or impose only the same amount of taxes for one fiscal year as for the preceding year, with a couple of exceptions. The borough would only be able to increase taxes for six causes: adjusting for inflation, new construction, new bond payments, services approved by voters, legal judgments against the borough, and emergencies.

The City of Kodiak regular election will involving voting for candidates running for the following positions: Two seats on the Kodiak City Council (both three year terms), the candidates for which are Terry Haines and Rich Walker. 

Information on the candidates can be found in the 2018 Official Election Pamphlet, which is available at the city clerk’s office, 710 Mill Bay Road, Room 219, or online at city.kodiak.ak.us/cityclerk/page/october-2-2018-election.

In order to be a qualified voter in both the city and borough elections, you must have registered to vote not less than 30 days prior to the election. A voter must also re-register if the individual has changed residence to another precinct or jurisdiction. 

Polling locations for the Kodiak Island Borough election are as follows:

Cape Chiniak Precinct – Chiniak Post Office, 36158 Chiniak Highway 

Bells Flats Precinct – Womens Bay Fire Hall, 538 Sargent Creek Road 

Kodiak Precinct No. 1 – Harbormaster’s Building, 403 West Marine Way 

Kodiak Precinct No. 2 – Community Teen Center, 410 Cedar Street 

Kodiak Island South Precinct – Larsen Bay Community Hall (Comprised of Akhiok, Karluk, and Larsen Bay) 

Mission Road Precinct – Bayside Fire Hall, 4606 East Rezanof Drive 

Old Harbor Precinct – Old Harbor Senior Center, Three Saints Avenue 

Ouzinkie Precinct – Ouzinkie Community Center, 3rd Center Avenue 

Port Lions Precinct – Port Lions Community Building, 207 Spruce Drive 

Polling locations for the City of Kodiak election are as follows: 

Kodiak Precinct No. 1 – Harbormaster’s Building, 403 West Marine Way 

Kodiak Precinct No. 2 – Community Teen Center, 410 Cedar Street 

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