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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2002

Voter registration closes at midnight

JUNEAU - Today is the last day to register to vote in the state's Nov. 5 general election.

The election includes contests for one of Alaska's two U.S. Senate seats and the lone House seat; Alaska governor and lieutenant governor; Juneau's seat in the state Senate and both of Juneau's seats in the state House; and several ballot measures, including to move legislative sessions to the Mat-Su Borough, and school bonds.

The Alaska Committee headquarters at 201 N. Franklin St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to register voters. Voters can register at any of the three city public libraries until 5 p.m. today. The state elections office on the sixth floor of 240 Main St. will be open today from noon to 4 p.m.

Local middle school students will register voters from noon to 4 p.m. today at Fred Meyer, the Alaskan and Proud market, the Nugget Mall and Safeway.

Registration forms can be downloaded at www.elections.state.ak.us and then faxed by the midnight deadline to 465-3203 or 465-2289. Registrants are advised to fax early to be sure the forms are received by the deadline.

Candidates forum set for Monday

JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Southeast will host a candidates forum at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Mourant Cafe on the Auke Lake Campus.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fran Ulmer and Republican lieutenant governor candidate Loren Leman will attend.

Also scheduled to attend are Republican Cathy Muñoz and Democrat Kim Elton running for Juneau's state Senate seat; Democrat Tim Grussendorf and Republican Bruce Weyhrauch running for state House seat 4 representing the Mendenhall Valley; and Democrat Beth Kerttula for state House seat 3 representing Douglas, downtown and Lemon Creek.

Kerttula's opponent, Republican Mike Race, will not attend the forum.

The event is open to the public and sponsored by the UAS student government.

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