Village council rejects election results replacing members

An Alaska village city council has thrown out unofficial election results that would have replaced all five members.

Anchorage television station KTVA reports the Ambler City Council on Monday refused to certify last week’s municipal election and declared it flawed.

Council members said no absentee ballots were available at the city office.

The council in the Kobuk River community of 250 instead voted to conduct another election.

Ambler resident Brian Visocsky says the results of the election were clear and the community wants change.

A woman answering the phone at the city office declined to comment to the television station.