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The registration deadline is fast approaching for those planning to vote in the mayoral recall election.

Unalaska residents have until Monday, Feb. 5 to register, if they haven't done so already or if they want to update their information.

Unalaskans can check their registration status here, and if necessary, they can register to vote at City Hall or the library.

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Unalaska’s recall election will proceed as scheduled, as Mayor Frank Kelty did not file an appeal by the Thursday deadline.

Kelty said his decision largely came down to cost.

“It would have probably cost close to $15,000 to $20,000 in lawyer fees,” he said.

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The recall election of Unalaska Mayor Frank Kelty is set for March 6th.

A recall petition signed by 172 community members seeks to remove him due to allegations of misconduct in office – specifically attempting to sole-source land use agreements for the Unalaska Marine Center positions 5-7. Kelty has repeatedly denied any wrong doing.

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Unalaska will have a mayoral recall election early next year, thanks to a successful petition submitted to city government.

 

After being told there were not enough valid signatures on Dec. 21, petitioners collected 17 more and submitted them to the City Clerks office Tuesday.

 

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A clerk for the City of Unalaska says a petition to recall Mayor Frank Kelty does not have enough valid signatures. But one day after being informed, the petitioners say they have the signatures they need to move forward.

The petition charges Kelty with “attempting to sole-source land use agreements for the Unalaska Marine Center positions 5-7.” It was submitted to the clerks office on Dec. 15 with 172 signatures and rejected Thursday.

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