Elections

Candidate & Public Official Information


The current Borough Candidate Listing is available at the following link:


In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the October 4, 2022 Borough ballot, the candidate must complete and submit the proper filing forms.

Filing for Borough office occurs between August 1st and 25th. Nominating petitions are made available by the Borough Clerk on July 1st. Qualified candidates must submit the completed declaration of candidacy along with the signatures of at least ten (10) qualified Borough voters.

All candidates must also complete and submit the 2022 APOC Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement. These forms must be submitted together to the Borough Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2022. For information regarding candidate and official disclosure statements or to file a disclosure statement online, contact the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Qualifications for Borough Mayor Candidates


  • Borough resident for at least one year prior to the election
  • Registered to vote in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough 30 days prior to the election

Qualifications for Borough Assembly Candidates


  • Borough resident for at least one year prior to the election
  • Registered to vote in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough 30 days prior to the election

Qualifications for Borough School Board Candidates


  • Borough resident for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Registered to vote in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough 30 days prior to the election
For more information about becoming a candidate for Borough office, download the Candidate Handbook.



 The following seats will be on the October 4, 2022, Borough ballot for election:
 Mayor  (1 seat) 3-year term   Rodney Dial 
 Assembly Member
 (2 seats) 3-year terms  David Landis
Austin Otos
 School Board Member
  (2 seats) 3-year terms   Bridget Mattson
Jordan Tabb

Elections Overview
The Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for administering all Borough elections. The regular Borough election is held on the first Tuesday in October of each year to elect members to the Borough Mayor, Assembly and School Board.  Propositions, as approved by the Assembly or by initiative petition, may also be included on the ballot.

The 2022 Regular Borough election will be held on Tuesday October 4, 2022.  Significant dates are provided in the October 4, 2022 Borough Election Timeline.

Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet

The Sample Borough Ballot will be available September 14. It will show the candidate races and propositions that may be voted by the duly qualified Borough voters.

The Borough provides a neutral and informative Voter Information Pamphlet that will be available September 14. It will include the following information: General information about voting and voter registration; Polling place information; Absentee By-mail and by-fax; Early in-person voting;Voter Accessibility; Effects of ballot propositions on Borough taxpayers and citizens.

Voter Registration


In order to be a qualified voter of the Borough you must be registered to vote in State elections at a residence address in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not less than 30 days prior to the election. Residents may register to vote at the Borough Clerk's Office and may also register or update voter information online using the State of Alaska's new online voter registration system at https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/

Voter registration is administered by the State Division of Elections.

Voting Precincts


For the convenience of the voters, the Borough has seven precincts with a designated polling place in each precinct.  The table below provides detailed information on the polling places.

  1. Polling Places
  2. Absentee Voting
  3. Accessibility Information
Precinct Location
Ketchikan No. 1
Gateway Recreation Center
601 Schoenbar Rd.
Ketchikan No. 2
The Plaza
2417 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan No. 3
AMHS Ferry Terminal
3501 Tongass Avenue
North Tongass No. 1
North Tongass Fire Station 6
7550 North Tongass Hwy
North Tongass No. 2
North Tongass Fire Station 8
13110 North Tongass Hwy
Saxman
Saxman Community Center
2841 South Tongass Hwy
South Tongass
South Tongass Alliance Church
376 Old Homestead Road