Recount confirms election results in Amittuq and Cambridge Bay
Joelie Kaernerk and Pamela Gross to represent their ridings as next MLAs
Joelie Kaernerk and Pamela Hakongak Gross have been confirmed as the next MLAs of Amittuq and Cambridge Bay respectively, following a vote recount.
Judicial recounts are held when the margin of victory is less than two per cent, according to Elections Nunavut. The margin of victory in both ridings fell within that threshold during the Oct. 25 Nunavut general election.
Kaernerk was confirmed as the winner in Amittuq on Monday with 170 votes, just three more than challenger Solomon Allurut, who garnered 167.
Gross was confirmed for Cambridge Bay on Tuesday after leading a tight three-way race with 224 votes. Incumbent Jeannie Hakongak Ehaloak finished second with 215 votes, followed by Peter Ohokak with 209.