Four candidates contest Akulliq By-election

14/11/2008

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut - There will be four candidates vying for election as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Akulliq.

At the deadline for submitting declarations of candidacy in Repulse Bay and Kugaaruk this afternoon Steve Mapsalak, Helena Malliki and Marius Tungilik of Repulse Bay and John Ningark of Kugaaruk were accepted as candidates.

Any eligible voter at this by-election can vote in the office of the returning officer, located at the Hamlet Office in Repulse Bay from December 1 to December 11 or in the advance vote at the Hamlet in Kugaaruk on December 8. A mobile poll will be held in both communities on the morning of December 8 for housebound voters. On Election Day - December 15 polls will be open from 8am to 6pm in Kugaaruk and 9am to 7pm in Repulse Bay.

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For details 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