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Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay - Beer and Wine Store Plebiscites (May 1st, 2017)

In May 2017, the Minister of Finance instructed the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct a plebiscite in Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay to ask voters: “Are you in favour of a beer and wine store opening in your municipality?” The results were not binding, so the government could choose whether to follow them. Both municipalities voted "yes".

Rankin Inlet

Polling Station Yes No Rejected Ballots Total Votes Total Voters on List
Early Polls 42 9 1 52  
A-J 116 39 0 155  
K-O 113 28 1 142  
P-Z 101 51 4 156  
Total Votes 372 127 6 505 1311

Cambridge Bay

Polling Station Yes No Rejected Ballots Total Votes Total Voters on List
Early Polls 30 2 0 32  
A-K 156 30 0 186  
L-Z 163 39 0 202  
Total Votes 349 71 0 420 825