Nunavut’s final municipal election of 2023 set for Monday

Vote to elect council in Gjoa Haven was put off for a month after death of candidate

Gjoa Haven voters will elect a new hamlet council on Nov. 20. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The only race left unsettled from Nunavut’s Oct. 23 municipal elections should finally be decided on Monday.

Residents in Gjoa Haven will go to the polls on Nov. 20 to elect their new eight-member hamlet council. That vote, originally scheduled to be held Oct. 23, was postponed due to the death of a candidate shortly before election day.

As listed on the Elections Nunavut website, the candidates are:

Kelly Putuguq, Miriam Aglukkaq, Paul Puqiqnak, David Siksik, Allen Kaloon, Peter Akkikungnaq, Stephanie Autut, Salomie Qitsualik, Wilfrid Bagley, Andrew Porter, Samuel Takkiruq, Willy Aglukkaq, Susan Hillier, Stephanie Aauluk and Christine Porter.

There are 749 residents on the voters list in the community with a population of about 1,350.

On Oct. 23, Raymond Quqshuun Sr. was elected mayor of Gjoa Haven. The local district education authority was also elected on that date.

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