Wrangell’s City Hall. (Sage Smiley / KSTK)

The 29-day filing period for candidates running in the October election opens on Monday (Aug 2). And Wrangell residents interested will be able to file papers to run for office. 

There will be nine seats on the assembly, school board and port commission up for election on the October 5 ballot. 

That breaks down to three assembly seats (two 2-year terms and one 1-year term), three school board seats (two 3-year terms and one 1-year term) and three port commission seats (two 3-year terms and one 1-year term). 

Wrangell’s borough assembly passes local ordinances and gives direction to the borough manager. The school board sets school district policies and oversees the running of Wrangell’s three public schools and the port commission helps advise the harbormaster on Wrangell’s port and harbor upkeep and harbor policies.

Anyone interested in running can file with the Borough Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays starting on August 2. Each candidate must also collect at least 10 signatures from Wrangell registered voters and return them to the clerk by August 31.

Wrangell’s municipal election is scheduled to take place on October 5.

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