IQALUIT, Nunavut - The judicial recount of the results of the December 15, 2008, Akulliq by-election was conducted today at the Nunavut Court of Justice.
The recount determined that candidates Steve Mapsalak and John Ningark each received 157 votes.
Section 149 of the Nunavut Elections Act provides that if the judge conducting the recount certifies a tie in the number of votes, the Chief Electoral Officer shall order that a new election be held. An election that takes place pursuant to a recount shall be held in accordance with the provisions applicable to a by-election in the constituency.
Chief Electoral Officer Sandy Kusugak was present during the judicial recount. The date for a new election will be announced shortly.
For details contact:
Sandy Kusugak – Chief Electoral Officer
Ph: 800.267.4394 Rankin Inlet 645.4610
Fax: 800.269.1125 Rankin Inlet 645.4657