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KUCB Staff


Unalaska voters showed up to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in the island's Municipal Election. On the ballot were two contested races and two unopposed races. And one of those unopposed races—for City Council seat E—was challenged by a popular write-in candidate.

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Updated at 10/06/2020 at 9:50 p.m. 

With 84 absentee and questioned ballots still uncounted, one of Unalaska's races is too close to call.

Dennis Robinson leads in the race for City Council seat E with nearly 57 percent of the vote. Write-in candidate Anthony Longo received nearly 41 percent of the vote for the seat, with 161 votes. The final outcome will come down to the 84 absentee and questioned ballots that have yet to be counted.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is Election Day.

The polls will be open at Unalaska City Hall from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The ballot features two contested races: one for City Council seat B, between incumbent Thomas Bell and Brenda Baker, and another for school board seat B, between Patrick Shipp and Jolene Longo. 

While his name will appear on the ballot, Shipp said he is unable to participate in the race for the district's board of education due to family medical issues, and asked that Unalaskans not vote for him.  

Ways To Vote In Unalaska's Municipal Election

Sep 30, 2020
Laura Kraegel/KUCB

City of Unalaska Municipal Election: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

VOTER QUALIFICATION: Persons seeking to vote must be registered to vote with the State of Alaska at a local address at least 30 days before the election (deadline of September 6, 2020).



a.     In Person at City Hall

                        i.     Voting appointments available through Monday, October 5, during regular business hours

KUCB Staff

A challenger has emerged in the race for City Council seat E. 

Anthony Longo is running a write-in campaign against incumbent Dennis Robinson. Longo filed financial disclosure paperwork with City Hall on Monday, and has posted campaign signs around town.