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By CVN Staff 

Voters Tuesday will decide mayor, recall, 3 assembly seats

 

September 29, 2011



Voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could dramatically change the make-up of local leadership.

Including a recall initiative that targets two assembly members, all but one of six elected seats on the Haines Borough Assembly will be in play. Voters also will choose a Mayor and fill up to three of seven seats on the Haines Borough School Board.

The recall targets assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman. The three assembly races include Karen Hess vs. Norm Smith, Jerry Erny vs. Debra Schnabel and John Brower vs. incumbent Jerry Lapp.

The mayor’s race pits incumbent Jan Hill against challenger Stephanie Scott.

On the school board, incumbents Anne Marie Palmieri and Brian Clay are running unopposed for three-year terms. There is no declared candidate for a third, open seat on the board. A write-in candidate must receive at least 40 percent of votes cast to win the seat.

Polls at the American Bald Eagle Foundation and Klehini Valley Fire Hall are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voters who will be out of town on election day may cast an absentee, in-person ballot through Monday at the borough administration building on Third Avenue.

Absentee-by-fax ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. Monday and are due at the borough office by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Absentee-by-mail ballots must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Oct. 4 and must be received by the borough by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Voters may also vote by personal representative through election day.

Canvass of the election is set for Tuesday, Oct. 11.