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After canvassing absentee and questioned ballots, city officials have announced that runoff elections will decide the races for mayor and City Council seat C.

The City Council will certify election results on Tuesday, and runoffs will be held Nov. 1. Check out the results below and tune in to KUCB Radio on Monday for the full story.


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After half of Unalaska's municipal races were too c​lose to call on Election Day, the results for mayor, commercial marijuana, and more will come down to 82 absentee and questioned ballots.

City officials will canvas the outstanding ballots on Friday, and City Clerk Cat Hazen says the votes could have a big impact once they're all counted.

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The polls have closed, but it's still too close to call for half of Unalaska's municipal races.

Tuesday's election set a new record for voter turnout. But with about 80 absentee and questioned ballots outstanding, City Clerk Cat Hazen said several races could go to runoffs, including mayor and City Council Seat C.

"There's a significant number of ballots that'll be canvassed on Friday — certainly enough to make a difference in the final results," said Hazen.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

With about 80 absentee and questioned ballots, it's too close to call for many of Unalaska's municipal races.

City officials will canvass on Friday to account for the outstanding ballots.

In the meantime, check out the preliminary results below and the full story on the 2016 municipal election.


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The City of Unalaska is looking for a new Director of Parks, Culture, and Recreation. That's because current director D. Tyrell McGirt has res​igned after a decade on the island.

"It's time," said McGirt. "I'm moving into the next chapter of my life, I'm getting married in December, and my fiancé and I are looking to start the next chapter of our lives in a place that's new and different for both of us."