Chief Electoral Officer issues writ for Akulliq By-election

11/11/2008

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut – Chief Electoral Officer Sandy Kusugak will issue a writ to the returning officer for Akulliq on Monday November 10.

The by-election will take place in Repulse Bay and Kugaaruk on December 15. Returning Officer Romeo Kopak of Repulse Bay and Assistant Returning Officer Josephine Sikkuark of Kugaaruk will accept declarations of candidacy from eligible persons from November 10 until 2pm Central time Friday November 14.

In order to be eligible to vote and be a candidate at a by-election, a person must be resident in the constituency in which the by-election will be held from the day of the writ in addition to the usual qualifications.

The Nunavut Court of Justice issued a judgment in the Anawak case on November 6, enabling the Chief Electoral Officer to initiate the by-election process. This judgment can be found on the Elections Nunavut website. www.elections.nu.ca

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For further information, contact:
Sandy Kusugak – Chief Electoral Officer
Ph: 800.267.4394 Rankin Inlet 645.4610
Fax: 800.269.1125 Rankin Inlet 645.4657
info@elections.nu.ca