Hall Beach voters choose Jaypeetee Audlakiak as mayor
Candidate wins with 35.5 per cent of votes cast in Feb. 10 byelection, with turnout of only 33 per cent
In a byelection held on Monday, Feb. 10, at the community’s hamlet council chambers, Jaypeetee Audlakiak has been elected mayor of Hall Beach.
Audlakiak won 49, or 35.5 per cent, of the 138 votes cast in the byelection to win the position against five other candidates.
Voter turnout was 33 per cent.
Here are the full unofficial results, as reported by Elections Nunavut:
• Jaypeetee Audlakiak: 49
• Ammie Ham Qaumayuk Kipsigak: 28
• Jopie Kaenerk: 21
• Jason Kaenerk:15
• Andrew Qaunaq: 14
• Solomon Ullupak: 11
• Rejected ballots: 0
Total votes cast: 138
Turnout: 33 per cent.
Hall Beach Mayor By-Election- Results
Jaypetee Audlakiak: 49 -elected-
Jason Kaenerk: 15
Jopie Kaernerk: 21
Ammie Ham Qaumayuk Kipsigak: 28
Andrew Qaunaq: 14
Solomon Ulluapak: 11
Rejected Ballots: 0
Voter turnout: 33%
— Elections Nunavut ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ (@elections_nu) February 11, 2020
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.