Voting booths await early voters at Ketchikan’s Gateway Recreation Center on Oct. 20, 2020. (Eric Stone/KRBD)

Prince of Wales Island voters took to the polls on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the preliminary results. 


In Craig, just one race is contested. Incumbent Patricia Conaster and challenger Loni Lingley were leading the race for two, three-year seats on the Craig City School Board. Conaster had 77 votes, Lingley had 56, and incumbent Scott Brookshire came in with 54. 

Current Craig City Council members Chanel McKinley and Michael Kampnich were each running unopposed for their own seats. McKinley had 100 votes in her race, and Kampnich had 96.

Hans Hjort was running unopposed for a two-year seat on the school board. He earned 106 votes. 

Craig city officials say they plan to count absentee ballots on Thursday. The city did not release the number of absentee ballots remaining to be counted.

Thorne Bay

Thorne Bay Vice Mayor Charles Jennings leads challenger Tina LaVole 35 votes to 13 votes in a race for a three-year seat on the Thorne Bay City Council. Current councilman Robert Hartwell earned 40 votes in his unopposed race for a three-year seat.

A total of 29 combined absentee and questioned ballots will be counted at a canvassing meeting on Friday. 

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