Updated: Despite bad weather, Nunavut voters choose local leaders across the territory
Voting took place on Oct. 29, in Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake and Whale Cove
(Results as of 8:30 a.m., Oct. 30)
Inclement weather affected municipal election turnout across Nunavut on Oct. 28, but aside from a few blizzard delays, unofficial results are now flowing in from most communities for elections to choose mayors, municipal councillors, district education authority members and alcohol education committee members.
Bad weather led to the postponement until Tuesday, Oct. 29, of voting in Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake and Whale Cove.
Also, elections for district education authorities in Arctic Bay, Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq won’t be held until Dec. 9.
That’s because no DEA candidates stepped forward in those communities, and Elections Nunavut will try to hold those votes again, with declarations of candidacy re-opening Nov. 4 to Nov. 8.
Across the territory, some communities will see acclaimed mayors and councils.
They include: both mayor and council for Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Arctic Bay, Coral Harbour and Cape Dorset, and council only for Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Qikiqtarjuaq, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Kimmirut.
Here’s a list of council and mayor candidates, with unofficial results where they are available.
Mayor: Kenneth Bell, 1,049
Noah Papatsie: 688
Elected: Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster (955), Joanasie Akumalik, (947), Solomon Awa (940), Romeyn Stevenson (923), Sheila Flaherty (800), Kyle Sheppard (759), Simon Nattaq (648), Malaiya Lucassie (553)
Not elected: John Fawcett (500), Haley John Shimout Anawak (449), Bethany Scott (448), Caroline Anawak (442), John Maurice (430), Jennifer Lane (422), Kathleen Gomes (386), Alan Webb (379), Keith Baines (379), Swany Amarapala (284), Stephen Leyden (278), Stephen Penney (272), Lili Weeman (248), Jean-Luc Nevin (241), Bibi Bilodeau (231), Philip Otukol (166), Nasser Haymour (120), Claudia Breton (99), Ronnie McGregor (92)
Voter turnout: 46.42 per cent
Mayor: Jason Karnerk: 81
Jayko Simonie: 68
Council: Peter Siakuluk (acclaimed), Roger Beaudry (acclaimed), Timothy Kuppaq (acclaimed), Valerie Curley (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 35.9 per cent
Mayor: Merlyn Recinos: 103
Joanna Haulli Quassa: 84
Matt Teed: 80
Ilisapi Haulli: 50
Peter Ivalu: 37
Josiah Kadlutsiak: 27
Council: Celestino Uyarak (acclaimed), David Aqqiaruq (acclaimed), Erasmus Ivvalu (acclaimed), Gordon Piugattuk (acclaimed), Lionel Evaloarjuk (acclaimed), Neeve Uttak (acclaimed), Simon Tapardjuk (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 50.06 per cent
Mayor: Hezakiah Oshutapik: 204
Danny Ishulutak: 138
Mosesee Qappik: 32
Elected: Kelly Karpik (328), Billy Etooangat (319), Sheila Kilabuk (309), Delia Young (308), Jaco Ishulutak (285), Julia Tautuajuk (261), David Kooneeliusie (246), Umar Kukkadi (211)
Not elected: Markus Wilcke (206)
Voter turnout: 50.02 per cent
Mayor: Harry Alookie: 114
Linda Kopalie: 37
Council: Geela Qiyuqtaq (acclaimed), Jonah Keyootak (acclaimed), Lizzie Natsiapik (acclaimed), Yukipa Audlakiak (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 45.54 per cent
Mayor: Joshua Arreak: 77
Tim Anaviapik-Soucie: 76
Gesoni Aaron Killiktee: 54
Gary Tom Angnetsiak: 20
Cornilius Kadloo Nutarak: 14
Brad Nutarak: 13
Council: Boazie Ootoova (acclaimed), Cathy Pewatoalook (acclaimed), Danny Maktar (acclaimed), Isaac Akpaleeapik (acclaimed), Joshua Idlout (acclaimed), Moses Koonark (acclaimed), Titus Panikpak Arnakallak (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 33.86 per cent
Mayor: Jerry Natanine: 124
Alan Cormack Sr.: 51
Council: Isa Piungituq (acclaimed), Josie Enuaraq (acclaimed), Laimikie Palluq (acclaimed), Mosa Palituq (acclaimed), Raygilee Piungituq (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 31.62 per cent
Mayor: Moses Oyukuluk, Frank May (incumbent)
Council: C. F. Frank May (acclaimed), Olayuk Naqitarvik (acclaimed), Sakiasee Qaunaq (acclaimed), Sheena Qaunaq (acclaimed)
Mayor: Mark Amarualik (acclaimed)
Council: Jon Craig (acclaimed), Saroomie Manik (acclaimed), Susan Salluviniq (acclaimed)
Mayor: Meeka Kiguktak (incumbent, acclaimed)
Council: Inger-Lise Christensen (acclaimed), Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko (acclaimed), Susie Kiguktak (acclaimed)
Mayor: Maliktuk Lyta (incumbent): 54
Kitty Barrieau: 39 votes
Matto Moonie Michael: 33 votes
Josie Lyta (incumbent): 28 votes
Council: Akulujuk Judea (acclaimed), Itee Temela (acclaimed), Joe Arlooktoo (acclaimed)
Voter turnout: 60.70 per cent
Mayor: No candidate listed
Council: Aningmiuq Samayualie (acclaimed), Claude Constantineau (acclaimed), Ejesiak Z. Ejesiak (acclaimed), Jimmy Manning (acclaimed), Juanisie Etidloi (acclaimed), Robert Wortman (acclaimed)
Mayor: Johnnie Cookie: 191
Elijassie Kavik (incumbent): 69
Jonasie Emikotailuk: 21
Council: Emily Kattuk (220), Dinah Kittosuk (207), Mick Appaqaq (205), Lucy Appaqaq (196), Mina Inuktaluk (169), Suvvaki Kittosuk (157), Mina Eyaituq (139), Lucy Uppik (138)
*An automatic recount is scheduled Oct. 29 for the councillor vote in Sanikiluaq.
Voter turnout: 55.06 per cent
Mayor: Willie Nakoolak (incumbent, acclaimed)
Council: Cindy Ningeongan (acclaimed), Danny Pee (acclaimed), Doris Bruce (acclaimed), Jordan Emiktowt (acclaimed), Kidlapik Nakoolak (acclaimed), Leonie Duffy (acclaimed), Noah Kadlak (acclaimed), Troy Netser (acclaimed)
Mayor: Barnie Aggark: 96
Simionie Sammurtok (incumbent): 25
Jimmy Krakow 17
Council: Elected: Janice Aggark (93), Doreen Mullins (90), Alice Kreelak (83), Yvonne Bedford (82), Maryann Issaluk (75), Tony Amauyak (72), Gaetano Scala (68), Angelina Simik (65), Doriana Sammurtok (64), Lillian Autut (63), Bernard Jr Putulik (61), Jerome Misheralak (60), Jeannie Tautu (55), Louis Autut (52), Leonie Mimialik (46), Solomon Autut (35)
Mayor: Harry Towtongie (incumbent): 291
Lavinia Brown: 160
Council: Elected: Gabriel Karlik (379), Kelly Clark-Lindell (378), Justin Merritt (359), Michael Shouldice (320), Lynn Sivatok Rudd (310), Danny Kowmuk (295), Martha Atuat Hickes (295), Tommy Makkigak (246)
Not elected: Jason Brown (156)
Mayor: Alan Robinson: 174
Steve Mapsalak: 79
Council: Donat Milortok (180), Levi Katokra (180), Mary Tuktudjuk (176), Joseph Mapsalak (164), Asina Angotingoar (161), , Michel Akkuardjuk (152), Romeo Kopak (148), Peter Mannik (135)
Mayor: Percy Kabloona: 83
Stanley Adjuk (incumbent): 73
Council: Elected: Sean Nipisar (117), Sam Arualak (105), Dodai Kritterdluk (104), Leonard Teenar (101), Marie Okalik (97), Lewis Voisey (95), Ryan Kolit (95), Anna Okalik (94), Mike Panika (86), Gerard Maktar (76), Jackie Napayok (57), Sarah Igviksaq (40)
Mayor: Bob Leonard: 368
Airo Pameolik: 251
Alex Ishalook: 33
Council: Elected: Joe Jr. Savikataaq (558), Peter Alareak (436), Gordy Kidlapik (423), Elizabeth Issakiark (403), Nathan Caskey (392), Natasha Komakjuak (376), Juanita King-Kuksuk (343), Amanda Main (312)
Not elected: Anita Ulimaumi, Annie Amauyak, Darren Price, Doreen Hannak, Madeline Issakiark, Tony Phinney, William Tiktaq.
Voter turnout: 53.52 per cent
Mayor: Richard Aksawnee: 219
Kevin Iksiktaaryuk: 173
Sarah Anirniq: 58
Karen Duval: 40
Shawn Attungala (incumbent): 33
Council: Elected: Lars Qaqqaq (388), Russell Toolooktook (382), Paula Kigjugalik Hughson (364), Joedee Joedee (322), Becky Tootoo (321), Francis Iyago (321), Susie Aupaluktuq (284), Karen Yip (273), Jason Putumirqtuq (269), David Owingayak (165), William Noah Sr.(142), Mary Kreelak (119)
Mayor: David Audlatak Nivingalok: 161
Darren Ihumatak: 160, Donald Havioyak: 107
Council: Elected: Simon Kuliktana (340), Barbara Kapakatoak (332), Joanne Taptuna (332), Lucy Taipana (330), Nadene McMenemy (318), Darlene Metuituk (280), Valerie Miyok (252), Angele Kuliktana (239)
Not elected Alex Samia Nandwa (225), Danny Zita (208), Tristan Brewer (199)
Mayor: Pamela Hakongak Gross (incumbent): 299
Wayne Gregory: 263
Council: Elected: Derek Elias (426), Angulalik Pedersen (412), Jenna Kamingoak (381), Savanna Moore (376), Candice Pedersen (375), Sandi Gillis (375), Susie Kemukton (360), Wilfird Wilcox (337)
Not elected: Barrie Ferguson, Pam Langan, Shah Alam.
Mayor: Megan Porter: 206
Samson Ameralik: 98
Council: David Siksik (acclaimed), Matt Gee (acclaimed), Miriam Aglukkaq (acclaimed), Ralph Porter Sr. (acclaimed), Salomie Avingaq Qitsualik (acclaimed), Stephanie Autut (acclaimed), Susie Hillier (acclaimed), Wilfrid Bagley (acclaimed)
Mayor: Chuck Pizzo-Lyall: 122
Simon Qingnaqtuq (incumbent): 85
Council: David Nanook (acclaimed), David Totalik (acclaimed), Eva Kootook (acclaimed), Jeannie Ugyuk (acclaimed), Kovalak Kootook (acclaimed), Mark Lyall (acclaimed), Solomon Iqalliyuq (acclaimed), Tommy Aiyout (acclaimed)
Mayor: Teddy Apsaktaun (114)
Canute Krejunark (incumbent): 60, Alex Ittimangnaq Jr.: 55 , Celine Ningark: 21
Council: Adam Krejunark, Bernadette Qapiruq Iqqugaqtuq, Catherina Qirngnuq, Christian Nalungiaq, Eli Qayutinnuaq, Fabiola Ihakkaq, Guido Tigvareark, Joshua Kringorn, Leona Apsaktaun, Leona Krejunark, Lucy Immingark, Lucy Qayaqsaaq, Michel Nasalik, Shannon Kayaitok
i was asked by many friends and well-witchers why i chose not to run for the presstijous mayors crown this year . to be honnest i was quite tempted because it would have been a grate oppirtunity for me to implimint some of my ideas such as abandoning utildore and have everyone get their water at northmert which is much more economical . also have better road access for scootirs some of us are riding with dogs you know ! also abolishing the antikwated dress codes at the city pool and saunas . also houman resources training for the rude lady at first air who laffed at me the time i ripped my favorite pants . also building a fense are my yard to keep those aweful turists away from my shed .
however i dicided against putting my name in the hat because my primarie concern at the moment is my poor wifes nervous disposision . seeing her hansome husband of 37 years on the throne barking orders would shirly be the end of her . she also threatined to cut my sweets allotmint in half if i had chosen to run . i would not survive a day without her chocolate squares !
but i must admit i am sad because I would have shirly won the mayors ship . perhaps next year .
Congratulations to all who were elected as Mayor, Council,
Also respectful wishes to those that didn’t make it.
Remember why you ran and what positive changes to make your community better!!!
Focus on the future of your community and the younger generations and speak up!!!
Sometimes changes are good… Especially when everyone works as a team