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Uqqummiut By-Election                                              

January 22, 2015

A complaint has been made to the Clyde River RCMP that Sandy Kautuq is not eligible to be a candidate as he did not have leave approval from work prior to submitting his declaration of candidacy as required by both the Public Service Act and the Nunavut Elections Act.

Elections Nunavut has received the results of the investigation of the RCMP confirming that he was ineligible to be a candidate. The Chief Electoral Officer made a final decision today confirming her earlier temporary order that he be removed as a candidate.

There are now three candidates for the Uqqummiut by-election.  James Arreak and Niore Iqalukjuak of Clyde River and Pauloosie Keyootak of Qikiqtarjuaq.

For more information on these candidates and their financial agents please click here.

Clyde River Voting                          Qikiqtarjuaq Voting

Election Day: February 9                                              Election Day: February 9
10 am - 8 pm at the Community Hall                            10 am - 8 pm at the Hamlet Office

Voting in the Office of the Returning Officer                  Advance Vote
January 26 - February 5                                                February 2
12 - 7 pm at the Radio Station                                      12 - 7 pm at the Hamlet Chambers

Mobile Poll                                                                     Mobile Poll
February 2                                                                     February 2
9 - 11:30 am                                                                   9 - 11:30 am

Because this is a by-election, otherwise qualified voters must live in Uqqummiut as of January 5 to be eligible to vote.

If you will be away from home and cannot vote you can apply for a Special mail-in ballot or call 800.267.4394 for more information.

Get other information from:
           Returning Officer – Gary Aipellee – Clyde River
                    12-7pm Radio Station building
                    924.6423 uqqu@elections.nu.ca

           Assistant Returning Officer – Karen Kooneeliusie – Qikiqtarjuaq

           Elections Nunavut
                    800.267.4394           info@elections.nu.ca

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