Kenai Peninsula Votes

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Voter turnout in the Kenai Peninsula Borough is usually very low.

But this year’s numbers were particularly grim, even for borough standards. Voter turnout was just below 12 percent in the 2021 municipal election.

Local voter engagement groups want to know why. They’re holding a forum Thursday to get a sense of how they can increase voter turnout ahead of the next election.

Municipal elections in the Kenai Peninsula Borough are around the corner.

This week and last week, we spoke with the candidates for the three open seats on the Soldotna City Council.

Dan Nelson is running for Seat C and joins us in the studio. Erick Hugarte is also running for the seat. He did not respond to requests for an interview.