Elections Nunavut issues writs for Oct. 28 territorial election
Would-be MLAs have until Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m. to deliver declarations of candidacy
The campaign period for the Oct. 28 Nunavut territorial election is underway.
Sandy Kusugak, Nunavut’s Chief Electoral Officer, said Sept. 23 that she has issued writs — that is, the official orders calling for the election — to the returning officers for Nunavut’s 22 constituencies, many of them new, to start the fourth Nunavut general election.
Returning officers and assistant returning officers will accept declarations of candidacy starting Sept. 23 and ending at 2 p.m. local time, Sept. 27, at their offices daily, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In communities without a returning officer, the assistant returning officer will accept declarations.
You can find names and contact information for accepted candidates on the Nunavut Elections website as soon as they are confirmed.
Look under “Find your constituency” to see the list of accepted candidates.
On Sept. 20 Jack Anawak, a former MLA for Rankin Inlet North and Liberal member of Parliament for the old federal riding of Nunatsiaq, threw his hat into the ring for the Oct. 28 territorial election.
Anawak is one of a handful of Nunavummiut who had already announced their candidacy prior to Sept. 23 when candidates may start filing declaration forms.
Prospective candidates have been free for many months to announce their intentions and do campaign activities.
But Sept. 23 marks the date when they can legally raised campaign funds.
During the last session of the legislative assembly, nine MLAs announced they will seek re-election.