Filing period opens Aug. 1 for borough elections

The filing period for Kenai Peninsula Borough offices opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 and runs through 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. In a notice of offices to be filled issued by the borough, the following offices are up for election:

Borough Assembly

District 3- Nikiski: One to be elected for a 3-year term

District 4 – Soldotna: One to be elected for a 3-year term

District 7 – Central: One to be elected for a 3-year term

Board of Education

District 1 – Kalifornsky: One to be elected for a 3-year term

District 6- East Peninsula: One to be elected for a 3-year term

District 9- South Peninsula: One to be elected for a 3-year term

Service Area Boards

Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board – Three to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats A, B and E for 3-year terms.

Joint Operations Board for Central Peninsula Emergency Medical Service Area & Central Emergency Service Area – Two to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats A and B for 3-year terms.

Nikiski Fire Service Area Board -Three to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats A, B and C for 3-year terms.

Nikiski Senior Service Area Board -Two to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats B and C for 3-year terms.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Board -Two to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats A and B for 3-year terms.

Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board – Three to be elected by the voters residing in the service area- Seats C, F and G for 3-year terms.

South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board -Three to be elected by the voters residing in the service area – Seats G, H and I for 3-year terms.

The regular election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough will be held Oct. 1. Declarations of Candidacy may be filed with the Borough Clerk’s Office, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna.

To be eligible for any of these seats, a qualified voter who has resided within the assembly or school district for 180 days may have their name placed on the ballot for borough assembly or school board in that district. A qualified voter who has resided within the service area for 180 days may have their name placed on the ballot for a service area board seat.

A copy of a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement must be filed with the Borough Clerk at the time of filing a Declaration of Candidacy for assembly or board of education. Statements are required to be filed with APOC on-line at http://my.alaska.gov. Candidates for service area offices are not required to file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement.

All candidates for public office must file the required campaign disclosure statements with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Candidates must be present or available via fax to sign and date campaign exemption statements. Declaration of Candidacy packets may be obtained at the Borough Clerk’s Office, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna or the Borough Annex Offices in Homer and Seward. Forms are also available by mail, fax, or at the website listed below.

The Borough Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; the Homer Annex Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and the Seward Annex Office is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, call toll free within the borough 1-800-478-4441, ext. 2160 or 907-714-2160, or visit the borough website at www.kpb.us.

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