Byelection call for Hall Beach mayor draws six candidates

Vote to be held Feb. 10 at hamlet council chambers

Municipal voters in Hall Beach will choose a mayor from among six candidates in a vote to be held on Feb. 10. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Six people have stepped forward to contest a byelection for the mayor’s position in Hall Beach, Elections Nunavut says.

Following an Elections Nunavut call for declarations of candidacy that closed this past Friday, the six candidates are the following:

• Jaypetee Audlakiak
• Jason Kaenerk
• Jopie Kaernerk
• Ammie Ham Qaumayuk Kipsigak
• Andrew Qaunaq
• Solomon Ulluapak

The byelection vote is set for Feb. 10, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the Hall Beach council chambers.

And on Feb. 3, also at the Hall Beach council chambers, Elections Nunavut will hold an advance vote from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

On the morning of Feb. 3, Elections Nunavut will do a mobile poll, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you plan to be away from home on those dates, you can contact Elections Nunavut for a special mail-in ballot application form, between January 10 and February 10, 2020.

For more information, contact Elections Nunavut.

Jayko Simonie had been elected mayor of Hall Beach in the Oct. 28 round of municipal elections across Nunavut, but vacated the position soon after, triggering the need for a byelection.

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