North Slope Borough residents will not have a final answer on who their new mayor will be until next Tuesday. The borough had a run off election yesterday between Charlotte Brower and George Ahmaogak.
Dora Spencer is the senior office specialist in the borough clerk’s office. She says, they’ve received the numbers from villages throughout the borough and are now waiting for the ballots to arrive for verification. So far, Charlotte Brower is in the lead.
“For Charlotte Brower, she has 906 votes, and George Ahmaogak, 841 votes,” Spencer said.
Still undetermined are 268 questioned and absentee ballots that must be examined next Tuesday, Nov. 15.
With Brower leading by only 65 votes, the election is still up in the air.
Edward Itta is the outgoing mayor, having met term limits. George Ahmaogak was the Borough’s mayor for five terms before Itta.