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ELECTION 2019: Residents showing up steadily to select new Longyearbyen Community Council; voting continues until 8 p.m. tonight

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Voters showed up steadily Sunday afternoon, the first of the two-day Longyearbyen Community Council election, with polls open today at Kulturhuset from 10 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The election will select the next 15 members of the council and determine who will serve as mayor for the next four years. Many of the candidates and supporters are scheduled to gather at Stationen beginning around 8 p.m. to await a preliminary vote tally. The final official results are scheduled to be released Tuesday.

Icepeople will be liveblogging with interviews and results from “Election Central” beginning at 8 p.m.

Official platforms of the five political parties participating in the election are available in English here, and a summary of how they fared in the previous election and four years since is here.

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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