October 1, 2019 Election Results

The Preliminary Election Night Results for the October 1, 2019 Borough Election will be posted below following closing of the seven Borough polling places and tabulation of the poll returns:

October 1, 2019 Preliminary Election Night Results (PDF)

On October 2, 2019, the Canvass Board will meet to review and count the Absentee, Questioned, and Special Needs ballots. Following the completion of the Canvass Board meeting on October 2, 2019, the Unofficial Results for the October 1, 2019 Borough Election will be posted below:

Unofficial Canvass Board Results of the October 1, 2019 Election (PDF)

The Borough Assembly will convene at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, in Assembly Chambers, to certify the election results

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 2019 Regular Borough election will be held on Tuesday October 1, 2019.

October 1, 2019 Borough Election Timeline (PDF)

Election Ballots and Voter Pamphlet

Sample ballots for the October 1, 2019, Borough election are available below:

Sample ballot for voters residing within the City of Ketchikan (PDF)

Sample ballot for voters residing outside the City of Ketchikan (PDF)

Sample ballot for voters residing in the proposed Old Dairy Road Service Area (PDF)

October 1, 2019 Voter Information Pamphlet (PDF)

Candidate Information

Each year the Ketchikan Gateway Borough has elective seats open for the offices of members of the Mayor and Assembly, and School Board. In order for a candidate's name to appear on the ballot, qualified candidates must declare candidacy and submit the required paperwork to the Borough Clerk between August 1 and August 26th at noon.

The following seats will be on the October 1, 2019 ballot for election: Mayor: (1) 3-year term, currently held by David Landis

Assembly: (2) 3-year terms: currently held by Judith McQuerry and Rodney Dial

School Board: (2) 3-year terms, currently held by Bridgett Mattson and Tom Heutte

School Board: (1) 1-year term, currently held by Leslie Becker

The current candidate listing is available at the following link: Candidate Listing for October 1, 2019 Borough Election (PDF)

See the table below for information on filing for elective Borough offices and for the candidate handbook and filing forms.

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 Alaska Voter Registration

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.

Accessibility Assistance Information

Assistance by a Person

You may have assistance during any stage of the electoral process.  You may have a person of your choice provide assistance to you as long as that person is not a candidate, your employer, agent of your employer, or agent of your union.

You may request assistance from an election worker at any voting location.

The person you choose can help you in completing forms, reading voting materials and go into the voting booth with you to assist you in casting your ballot.


If you need assistance with registering to vote, you may have a person of your choice provide assistance.

You may also contact the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Clerk's Office or the State of Alaska Division of Elections .

Accessible Polling Places

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough makes every effort to ensure polling places are accessible to all of its voters.

This sometimes includes temporary solutions, such as portable ramps, door knob converters, ballot call doorbells for those the who need assistance gaining entry to the polling place, and temporary van-accessible parking spots.

Inside the polling place, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough provides magnifying viewers for the visually impaired.

To locate your polling place, call 907.228.6605, or look up your voting record to obtain your polling place location using the State of Alaska's Division of Elections My Voter Information online option.


The Ketchikan Gateway Borough provides registrar and polling worker training.  In addition to the Borough, the Division of Elections provides registrar training and/or voter outreach to a variety of community agencies, such as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Access Alaska, Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Alaska State Independent Living Council.

  1. Polling Places
  2. Candidate Information
  3. Absentee Voting
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 Community Center
2841 South Tongass Hwy
South Tongass
Fawn Mountain Elementary School
400 Old Homestead Road