Elections


The Borough Clerk's Office is responsible for administering the local municipal elections. The regular Kodiak Island Borough election is held on the first Tuesday in October of each year to elect members to the Borough Mayor, Borough Assembly, School Board, and Service Area Boards. 


The 2020 Regular Municipal Election Precinct Polling Places are as follows: 
In Person Polling Locations:
 Precinct Number Location
 32/820 Kodiak Precinct No. 1
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, 722 Mill Bay Rd.
 32/825 Kodiak Precinct No. 2
 Teen Center, 410 Cedar Street
 32/830 Mission Road 
 Bayside Fire Hall, 4606 E. Rezanof Dr.
 32/810 Bells Flats
 Womens Bay Fire Hall, 538 Sargent Creek Rd.

Ballot By Mail Precincts: 
(The following precincts will receive their ballots by mail)
 Precinct Number
 32/800 Cape Chiniak
 32/815 Kodiak Island South
 32/835 Old Harbor
 32/840 Ouzinkie
 32/845 Port Lions


What is new this year?

  • In order to ensure social distancing and reduce crowding at the precincts on Election day, we are making EARLY VOTING available this year. Early voting is similar to voting at your polling precinct on Election day. At the time you vote, your eligibility is verified and you are given a ballot to feed into a voting machine. The Assembly chambers which is located at 710 Mill Bay Road will be open September 14 thru October 5, Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early voting ballots are counted right away and are included in the unofficial tally on Election night. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the option to early vote!

  • Another step we have taken this year is the relocation of Kodiak No. 1 Precinct from the Harbormaster Building to the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium Foyer. This is to make sure that everyone could maintain a physical distance of 6 feet to protect yourself, other voters, and election workers.

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendations, the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services mandates, and the recommendations of the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center. These recommendations include, but are not limited to:  social distancing, wearing facial coverings, and hand sanitizing. 

Voter registration and changes are administered by the State Division of Elections.
In order to be a qualified voter of the Kodiak Island Borough, you must be registered to vote for an election not less than 30 days prior to the election. A voter must also re-register if the individual has changed residence to another precinct or jurisdiction.

Election Candidacy Packets are available through the Borough Clerk's Office beginning July 1st.
The filing period for candidacy packets begins on August 1st and ends at 4:30 p.m. August 17th.
Write in Declaration Packets are available through the Borough Clerk's Office beginning August 18th. 
The filing period for write in declaration candidacy begins on August 16th and ends at 4:30 p.m. the day before the election.