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Invitation for Applications Chief Electoral Officer

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut’s Management and Services Board invites applications for the unique and challenging position of Chief Electoral Officer of Nunavut. The Chief Electoral Officer is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly. This is a seven-year statutory appointment. The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by the Commissioner of Nunavut on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly.

Confirmed Candidates for Netsilik Constituency: updated January 9, 2016      

                   • Tars Angutingunirk

                   • John Ningark

                   • Emilino Qirngnuq

                   • Joseph Quqqiaq

                   • Wesley Totalik Sr.

Follow this link to access full Candidate and Constituency information. 

Chief Electoral Officer Issues Writ for Netsilik By-Election: February 8, 2016 in Taloyoak and Kugaaruk

The Chief Electoral Officer has issued a writ to the Returning Officer for the Netsilik Constituency to initiate a by-election. The by-election day will be February 8, 2016. The Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officers will be accepting Declarations of Candidacy starting today and ending at 2p.m. local time, Friday January 8, 2016. 

The Taloyoak Returning Office hours are 12-7pm each day. In Kugaaruk, the Assistant Returning Officer will accept declarations. You will be able to find the names and contact information for accepted candidates on our website www.elections.nu.ca as soon as they are confirmed. This will be posted under Find your constituency.

Any resident of Nunavut who is qualified to vote may be a candidate in this by-election. However, only qualified Nunavut voters who are residents of the Netsilik constituency on the day the Chief Electoral Officer issues the writ may vote in this by-election. To determine if you are qualified to be a candidate or to vote in this by-election, follow the link in the Candidates & Campaigns section.


2014/2015 Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer 

The 2014/2015 annual report of the Chief Electoral Officer is now available in electronic format in the Documents, Forms & Legislation section. 


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