The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on how we administer the October 25, 2021 General Election. 

We are working closely with the Chief Public Health Officer to ensure our communities have an opportunity to participate in forming our government while remaining safe. Learn more.

Find the latest COVID-19 health resources.

Election Guidelines During COVID-19

For Candidates

A candidate is a person who runs in an election. In a District Education Authority (DEA) election, the seven candidates (or five, in the case of the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut) that receive the most votes will form the DEA board for that community.

Who Can Be a Candidate?

Generally speaking, if you can vote, you can be a candidate.

How do I Become a Candidate?

  • Check with your employer.

Some employers have rules for employees who are candidates. 

Disqualifications from Being a Candidate

There are some special disqualifications from being a candidate. You cannot be a candidate for District Education Authority (DEA) election if you are:

  • a judge,
  • an MLA or a Member of Parliament,
  • an employee of the school or the DEA,
  • an election officer (including employees of Elections Nunavut),
  • in prison,
  • convicted under any election act within the past 5 years,
  • found to be noncompliant with financial reporting from an MLA election within the past 5 years: the list of noncompliant candidates and financial agents can be found here, or
  • found by the court to not be able to make decisions for yourself.

Declare your candidacy for a DEA.

Fill out and sign your Declaration of Candidacy. You do not need to be nominated.

Running as a candidate in the Commision scolaire francophone du Nunavut (CSFN) elections? Click here for more information.