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Unalaska’s mayoral recall election brought 530 voters to the polls.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder made the announcement Friday, after election officials canvassed absentee and questioned ballots.

"That’s about 27 percent of registered voters," said Veeder. "About what we expected, I think."

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

City officials have released the final results of Unalaska’s mayoral recall election after canvassing absentee and questioned ballots.

The official data confirms that Tuesday’s recall failed, with about 62 percent of voters supporting Mayor Frank Kelty.

The City Council is expected to certify the election results Tuesday night.

Shall Frank Kelty be recalled from the office of mayor?

  • Yes: 204 votes (38.5%)
  • No: 326 votes (61.5%)

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Unalaska’s mayor has survived a recall effort that accused him of misconduct and poor leadership.

According to initial election results, 62 percent of voters supported Mayor Frank Kelty, who was waiting at City Hall when the polls closed Tuesday night.

"I was concerned that it would be pretty tight and maybe come down to the absentees," said Kelty. "But it didn’t, and I want to thank the community for their support."

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The mayoral recall election brought 463 Unalaskans to the polls.

Seventy-four absentee and questioned ballots must still be canvassed, but City Clerk Marjie Veeder said they won’t affect the result.

The preliminary numbers are below, and KUCB will bring you the full story during Wednesday’s newscast.

“Shall Frank Kelty be recalled from the office of mayor?”

  • Yes: 177 votes (38.22%)
  • No: 286 votes (61.77%)

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Tuesday is Unalaska's recall election, and voters are deciding whether to remove Mayor Frank Kelty from office.

Kelty is accused of trying to broker an illegal dock agreement with the shipping company Matson, but he has continued to deny any wrongdoing.