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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
If you want to vote in the Aug. 28 primary election, and you’re not already registered, the deadline to turn in your voter registration information is Sunday.

In Ketchikan, voters may register at the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Clerk’s office at the White Cliff building, the Ketchikan City Clerk’s office at City Hall downtown, the Legislative Information Office at Suite 144C at the White Cliff Building, and the Division of Motor Vehicles at the state building downtown.

All of those offices close on Friday. However, Borough Clerk Kacie Paxton said that if local residents can’t get their registration forms in before the weekend, there are options. They can fax a completed form to the state Division of Elections at 907-465-2289; scan and email the form to electionsr1@alaska.gov; or mail the form postmarked before July 29th to the Division of Elections.

Paxton said people also can contact her personally, and she’ll make sure the information gets where it needs to go. She said her contact information is in the telephone book and on Facebook.

Registration applications can be found online at www.elections.alaska.gov.

Registered voters who want to change their party affiliation face the same deadline if they want it to count in the primary election. That would apply to, for example, a Democrat who wants to vote the closed Republican ballot.

UAS CAMPUS TO CLOSE
The local University of Alaska Southeast 7th Avenue campus will close Friday because of ongoing renovation to its parking lot.

The closure includes the Campus Library, which is part of the First City Libraries public library consortium.

The UAS Ketchikan campus will reopen at noon on Monday. Access to the parking lot’s Rainbird Trail trailhead remains prohibited during the renovation. Two other trailheads are open for the Rainbird Trail, both on the Third Avenue Bypass.

BY THE SEA FESTIVAL PLANNED
The City of Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island is planning its second annual By the Sea Arts and Feafood Festival.

The event will be Aug. 11 and 12, and will include vendor booths featuring items made by Southeast artists. The Island Farmers Market will offer local produce at the event, and Southeast seafood will include halibut, salmon and shellfish cooked in a variety of ways.

Organizers say the festival also will feature new events, such as a battle of the bands and a fish-themed poetry slam.

Booth space is available. For more information, visit the City of Coffman Cove website, www.ccalaska.com.

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