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NEWS: Iqaluit August 27, 2012 - 5:05 am

Iqaluit opens nomination call for Oct. 15 municipal election

Mayor, council, education authority seats up for election

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The City of Iqaluit, which issued an election notice on Aug. 24, is gearing up for its Oct. 15 municipal election.

Iqaluit voters will go to the polls Oct. 15 to elect a new mayor and eight city councillors.

Voters will also elect five members for the Iqaluit education authority in Iqaluit and four members for the education authority in Apex, as well as five members for the Commission scolaire francophone de Nunavut.

Nominations for all positions close at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10.

So far no candidate has declared for the mayor position, as current mayor Madeline Redfern has decided not to run for another term.

Incumbent councillor Romeyn Stevenson has confirmed that he will seek re-election to council

Other councillors, such as Mat Knickelbein and Mary Ekho Wilman, have told Nunatisiaq News that they are still unsure about whether to run for council or mayor.

Another potential candidate, Glenn Williams, who was elected as a city councillor in 2006 and ran then unsuccessfully for the Iqaluit East MLA position in 2008, has ruled out running for mayor or city council.

For more information about how to run for a position or to register to vote, go to the Iqaluit elections website.

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