A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Absentee in-person voting for October election has started

When, where and how to vote in the Oct. 6 municipal election

 

Candidate Q&A: Caroline Venuti

Current Homer City Council Member Caroline Venuti is seeking to repeat her term, running for one of two open seats in the municipal election coming… Continue reading

 

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidates make their cases for local public office

Change starts at home — that’s why the Homer News reached out to all candidates running for local government positions during the October municipal election… Continue reading

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidate Q&A: Donna Aderhold

Current Homer City Council member Donna Robertson Aderhold is running for Homer Mayor in the upcoming Oct. 6 municipal election. Program Coordinator for the Gulf… Continue reading

Candidate Q&A: Ken Castner

Homer Mayor Ken Castner is looking to continue serving the city in that capacity, and is running for reelection to that seat in the October… Continue reading

Candidate QA: Lane Chesley

Former Homer City Council member Lane Chesley seeks to move on to Kenai Peninsula Borough government service with his run for the District 8 KPB… Continue reading

Candidate Q&A: George Hall

Political newcomer and Homer resident George Hall has thrown his hat in the ring to serve on the Homer City Council. Hall is running in… Continue reading

Candidate Q&A: Rachel Lord

Current Homer City Council member Rachel Lord is looking to continue her work on at the city level, and is running to retain her seat… Continue reading

Raymond Walker. (Photo courtesy Raymond Walker)

Candidate QA: Raymond Walker

Longtime Homer resident and first time political hopeful Raymond Walker has added his name to the list of those vying for a seat on the… Continue reading

Raymond Walker. (Photo courtesy Raymond Walker)
Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Coghill plans to seek recount in primary race

Certified results have him 14 votes behind.

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Gary Stevens wins primary election

Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) has emerged victorious from the Republican Primary after several days of waiting for absentee ballots to be counted before a… Continue reading

Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stevens overtakes Cox in Senate race as absentee ballots are counted

Division of Elections began counting absentee ballots Tuesday; results are still not final

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula 
                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula 
                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.

Cox holds narrow lead over Sen. Gary Stevens

Race is too close to call until absentee ballots are counted

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

Many races for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the local school board and service area boards are uncontested after the candidate filing period for the… Continue reading

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cox holds slim lead over incumbent Stevens in Senate race

With a few local precincts and many absentee ballots still to be counted, John Cox of Anchor Point holds a slim lead over incumbent Sen.… Continue reading

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

‘Why Vote?’ writers speak in election contest

Kenai Peninsula Votes teamed up with Friends of the Homer Library recently to sponsor an essay contest about voting and its importance. The winning pieces… Continue reading

A sign shows people where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Early voting is open for Alaska Primary

Voting is just around the corner for Alaska’s Primary Election on Aug. 18, but residents have the options of choosing mail-in ballots for absentee voting… Continue reading

A sign shows people where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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