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Local government news from the KUCB Newsroom.

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The Unalaska City Council has certified the results of last week's municipal election, which brought 433 voters to the polls.

"We had a 21.5 percent voter turnout, which was lower than last year by about 10 percent," said City Clerk Marjie Veeder.

Courtesy of Shari Coleman

Shari Coleman has retained her seat on the Unalaska City Council after defeating challenger Vincent Tutiakoff Sr. by 11 votes.

The race was too close to call on the night of Tuesday's election.

Officials announced the final result on Friday after canvassing 34 absentee and questioned ballots that were deemed valid.

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City Councilor Shari Coleman has defeated Vincent Tutiakoff Sr. by 11 votes to retain seat G.

That result comes after election officials canvassed absentee and outstanding ballots on Friday morning.

Councilors are expected to certify all of the final election results at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

CITY COUNCIL SEAT F

  • Alejandro "Bong" Tungul: 337 votes (77.8%)
  • Write-ins, blank ballots, and over-and under-voted ballots: 96

CITY COUNCIL SEAT G

SHARI COLEMAN AND VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR.

Unalaska's only contested race is too close to call after Tuesday's election. 

While preliminary results show City Councilor Shari Coleman holds a nine vote lead over challenger Vincent Tutiakoff Sr., there are still 40 ballots left to count.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder said those absentee and questioned ballots will be canvassed Friday to determine the final outcome. 

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The polls have closed, but Unalaska's only contested race is still too close to call.

Check out the preliminary municipial election results below. We'll bring you the final results after city officials canvass the 40 outstanding ballots on Friday.

CITY COUNCIL SEAT F

  • Alejandro "Bong" Tungul: 314 votes
  • Write-ins, blank ballots, and over-and under-voted ballots: 85

CITY COUNCIL SEAT G

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