All of the counting in this year’s Mat-Su Borough election is done, and none of the results have changed. Final numbers show 13.6% of eligible voters went to the polls earlier this month, up from an initial figure of 11%.
Upper Valley voters decided on two ballot issues and two school board seats. The candidates for both of those seats ran unopposed. Proposition B-1, which passed comfortably, allows the borough to redraw district maps to bring them in line with the state’s voting precinct boundaries. Borough officials have said that the change will mean fewer unique ballots will have to be printed due to precinct overlap between the borough and the state.
Proposition B-2 passed overwhelmingly, and allows for increased property tax exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans.
Elsewhere in the borough, Steve Colligan was re-elected to represent District 4, which covers much of Wasilla, in the borough assembly, and Dan Mayfield defeated Bill Kendig to represent District 5, which includes Big Lake. Darcie Salmon, who currently represents District 5, did not run for re-election.
The results will be certified at a special meeting of the borough assembly on Tuesday.