Voting stickers. (Sage Smiley / KSTK)

Wrangell’s 30-day filing period to run for local office opens today (August 1). People interested in running for a municipal government seat are able to file paperwork with Wrangell’s borough clerk.

Candidates will then be placed on the ballot for this year’s municipal election, scheduled for October 4.

Eight seats will be up for election this year. 

That’s three seats on Wrangell’s borough assembly, including the mayoral seat (the mayoral seat is a two-year term, and two three-year assembly seats); two seats on the Port Commission (both three-year terms); and three seats on the school board (two three-year term seats and one one-year term seat). 

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

Anyone interested in running for an open seat can file with the Borough Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays starting on August 1. 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 will take place on October 4, with voting at the Nolan Center.

Get in touch with KSTK at or (907) 874-2345.