Makivik election nominations close Monday

Nunavik beneficiaries head to the polls Feb. 2 to vote on 2 executive positions

Nominations for the Feb. 2 Makivik Corp. executive elections close Monday evening. (File photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Nunatsiaq News

The window to submit nominations for the upcoming Makivik Corp. executive election is set to close Monday evening.

Two positions are up for grabs in this year’s election: treasurer, and vice-president of the department of environment, wildlife and research. Those positions are currently held by George Berthe and Adamie Delisle Alaku, respectively.

Eligible candidates have until Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. to submit a nomination form, either online or by fax, to the chief electoral officer.

Voting will take place Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., online and in-person. An advance poll is scheduled for Jan. 26, also between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All eligible candidates must be fluent in Inuktitut and be beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.

Factors such as debt, criminal convictions and conflicts of interest may disqualify someone from being eligible to run.

Makivik Corp. executives serve three-year terms. Elections are held annually, but different positions are filled each year so the executive is never solely composed of new members.

Last year, voters elected Andy Moorhouse as vice-president of economic development and Alicia Aragutak as corporate secretary.

Just 2,567 of 8,626 eligible voters — 29 per cent of the electorate — showed up to the polls in 2022.


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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by oh my on

    Good luck to all the candidates, I believe that 2 steps must be taken in order to make this elections more valid and participatory.
    There should be term limits imposed ,secondly there must be at least 50% of eligible voters that vote,

    • Posted by C.M. on

      A round trip airfare raffle to any village within Nunavik or YUL, 1 per village would boost the 29% eligible voter turnout – my guess is would be more like 60%.

      • Posted by NUNAVIMIUK on

        Hold the election on bingo day, if you don t vote , you will not be allowed to buy the cards.

        • Posted by eskimo joe on

          Good thinking, I think I’ll suggest this to Kivalliq voters in the future election, (hehe good one, then communities would have %90 voter turnout).

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