The filing period for candidates in the Oct. 1 city Assembly and school board elections opened Friday. Paperwork is available in the Municipal Clerk’s office in City Hall and online at juneau.org/clerk/elections. Filing closes at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12.
An areawide Assembly member, the position now held by Johan Dybdahl, a District 1 Assembly member, the position now held by Mary Becker, and a District 2 Assembly member, the position now held by Karen Crane, along with two school board members, will be elected in the Oct. 1 municipal elections. Each position carries a three-year term. Dybdahl has termed-out, meaning he has reached the maximum three terms in three years, a city official said. Becker and Crane are both finishing their first terms.
Candidates must be qualified voters in Juneau; qualified to vote in state elections; a resident of the municipality for at least 30 days by Oct. 1; registered to vote in state elections at an address within the municipality for at least 30 days by Oct. 1; and not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution, the release stated.
Assembly hopefuls must also have been a resident of Juneau for at least one year by Oct. 1.
Assembly District 1 and District 2 candidates must live in the district at the time of election.