Fred Schell elected in South Baffin By-election

11/11/2008

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut - Fred Schell today became a Member of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in the by-election for South Baffin, a constituency comprised of Cape Dorset and Kimmirut. He received 203 votes while his nearest competitor, Adamie Nuna received 118.

The writ for a by-election was issued on September 29, after the deadline for declaring candidacy for the general election passedwithout any declarations being submitted. 22% of eligible South Baffin voters cast their ballot before in early voting opportunities. Voter turnout for the by-election overall was 59%.

Detailed information can be found at www.elections.nu.ca.

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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