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NEWS: Nunavut August 06, 2014 - 5:53 am

Is your name on the Nunavut Tunngavik voters list?

NTI launches campaign to update enrolment list

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James T. Arreak, a candidate for vice-president in Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s 2008 elections, votes at the parish hall in Iqaluit that year. (FILE PHOTO)
James T. Arreak, a candidate for vice-president in Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s 2008 elections, votes at the parish hall in Iqaluit that year. (FILE PHOTO)

If you believe that you’re an eligible land claim agreement beneficiary and want to cast a ballot in Nunavut Tungavik Inc.’s Dec. 8, 2014 vice president election, you should make sure your name appears on the organization’s voters list, NTI said Aug. 1.

To prepare for that election, NTI launched an enrollment campaign Aug. 1. to update its voters list, which is derived from its list of enrolled Nunavut beneficiaries.

To be eligible to cast a ballot in the upcoming election, you must 16 years of age or older as of Dec. 8, 2014 and enrolled as a beneficiary under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

You can check the NTI voters list online at this web page, where beneficiaries are listed by each associated community.

Your associated community is not necessarily the community where you reside.

Under NTI’s rules, the associated community is either the community where you lived when your first enrolled, or the traditional community of your family.

If your name does not appear on the list, it’s likely because you may not have been enrolled, NTI said.

If you’re not enrolled, but believe that you should be, NTI says you should contact the community liaison officer in your associated community.

You can find more information about the process at this NTI web page.

All changes to the NTI voters list must be made by Oct. 24, 2014.

On Dec. 8, NTI will hold an election to choose one new full-time vice-president to fill two vacant or expiring part time VP positions.

NTI’s board of directors has approved a change that would see the organization’s two vice-president positions rolled into one.

James Eetoolook currently serves as a vice president. NTI’s other vice-president, Jack Anawak, resigned his position last fall to run in the 2013 territorial election.

The newly chosen vice-president at NTI will do a full-time job, the organization said, and serve on the organization’s board of directors and executive committee.

Eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens, at least 16 years of age by Dec. 8, 2014 and enrolled under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

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