So the voters turned out yesterday. Specifically, the YES voters turned out.
The City and Borough of Wrangell released preliminary results of the ballot last night, and with just a little over 100 absentee and questionable ballots left to count, Proposition 1 is going to pass handily - 583 voting in favor, to just 32 voters opposed.
The results of the election are scheduled to be certified on Thursday, Oct. 4. After one final nod by the SEARHC Board on Oct. 26, it's a done deal. SEARHC will assume operations of WMC and move forward with construction of a new hospital facility.
Thank you to all of the residents who showed up at the polls.