Voting for the Kenai Borough special election for mayor starts Jan. 30 with absentee in-person voting, with the final day for voting set for Feb. 14. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Jan. 15.
Four candidates are on the ballot for replacing former Mayor Charlie Pierce, who resigned last fall. They are outgoing Alaska Senate President and former mayor of Soldotna Peter Micciche, Soldotna City Council member Linda Hutchings, business owner and U.S Air Force veteran Zachary Hamilton, and former borough mayor, Soldotna city mayor, and Kenai Borough Assembly member David Carey.
The term for the office expires in October of 2023, which would be the end of Mayor Pierce’s term. The winner has to get 51% of the vote or the top two leading vote-getters will face a runoff on March 7.
Absentee ballots can be applied for at this link.