Local vote totals unavailable Tuesday evening

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

As of press time Tuesday night, elections officials had finished counting ballots in House District 3, the Downtown and Douglas Island district, and House District 4, the Valley district, but declined to release results of how Juneau voted.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

Elections officials at the Southeast regional elections office said Juneau's results were included in statewide totals, but said they would not release local results until the central elections division office posted them online.

At press time, 100 percent of Juneau precincts had been counted, compared to 61 percent statewide.

In local races, Reps. Beth Kerttula and Cathy Muñoz and Sen. Dennis Egan were all running unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

Egan is running to hold the seat to which he was appointed by then-Gov. Sarah Palin after former Sen. Kim Elton took a position with the Obama Administration. Despite a long and contentious appointment process, no one filed to run against him.

Muñoz is unopposed for a second in Juneau's Valley seat, often hotly contested, while Kerttula the House Minority leader, has had several easy re-election victories since she first won office on 1998.

Both local and statewide ballot counting was running well behind earlier projections by elections officials.



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