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Election Day brought 624 Unalaskans to the polls.

The state Division of Elections still has to canvas 197 early, absentee, questioned and special needs ballots cast in person in Unalaska, as well as the ballots submitted by voters who applied directly through the state to vote early or absentee.


Unalaska's preliminary results are below. 


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It's Election Day, and the polls are open in Unalaska.

143 local early and absentee voters have already cast their ballots at City Hall. And their votes will help determine the presidential race, as well as decide who represents Alaska in Washington D.C. and who controls the state legislature.

"That [number] does not include the number of voters who applied to the State Division of Elections to vote early or absentee via mail or electronic transmission," said Unalaska City Clerk Marjie Veeder.

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Unalaska's Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been selected for two prestigious awards by the Governor's Alaska Council on Emergency Services. 

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Vince Tutiakoff Sr. presented Fire Captain Ben Knowles with the statewide award for 2020 EMS Provider of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the EMS field, as well as his exceptional work for the City of Unalaska.


Ways To Vote In November's General Election

Oct 19, 2020
KUCB Staff

State / Federal General Election

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 3, 2020


a)    In Person

                         i.         Voting appointments available starting Monday, October 19 through Monday, November 2, 2020, during regular business hours, at Unalaska City Hall, 43 Raven Way.

                       ii.         Call the Clerk’s Office at 581-1251, option 4 to schedule appointment.

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Incumbent Dennis Robinson has defeated write-in candidate Anthony Longo in the race for City Council seat E by 94 votes.


Election officials determined those results Friday morning after canvassing 79 absentee and questioned ballots at City Hall. While 73 were deemed valid, six were ruled unqualified due to a lack of voter registration, a registration outside of Unalaska, or not indicating U.S. citizenship.


Check out final election results below.