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Elections

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The next municipal election will take place in October, 2018.  Municipal elections take place every three (3) years.

Voter Registration

If your address has changed since the last election (2015) or your name is not on the voter's list, please complete and drop off a Voter's List Amendment Form to the Town of Inuvik, 2 Firth Street.  Forms can also be faxed to 867-777-8601 or e-mailed to sao@inuvik.ca.  More information on voter eligibility can be found below.

Information for Voters
Eligibility of Voters

A person is eligible to vote at an election if the person:

(a) is a Canadian citizen;

(b) has attained the age of 18 years;

(c) has, for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the day on which the person votes, been a resident of:

(i) the electoral district, or

(ii) an area that has, during the twelve months preceding the day on which he votes, become part of the electoral district as a result of a variance of the boundaries of the electoral district; and

(d) is a resident of the electoral district on the day on which he or she votes.

Registering as a Voter

The Town of Inuvik maintains the voter's list but does not conduct door-to-door enumeration.

You must meet the following criteria in order to vote:

a) be a Canadian citizen;

b) be 18 years of age or older on election day; and,

c) have lived in Inuvik for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding election day.

If your address has changed since the last election (2015) or your name is not on the voter's list, please complete and submit a Voter's List Amendment Form.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Returning Officer, Town of Inuvik, 2 Firth Street, PO Box 1160, Inuvik, NT, X0E0T0, by phone at 867-777-8600 or via email sao@inuvik.ca.

NOTE: An eligible voter whose name does not appear on the voter's list may still vote after completing a declaration of eligibility form at the polling station on election day.

Proxy Voting

If you are unable to get to the polling station to vote on election day, you may choose another eligible voter to vote on your behalf.

You (the voter) must complete an Application to Authorize Proxy Voter.  The person voting on your behalf (the proxy voter) must complete a Declaration FormBOTH FORMS MUST BE SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE RETURNING OFFICER.  Please ensure that you bring valid photo ID with you when returning these forms.

The deadline to apply for proxy voting will be determined prior to the 2018 municipal election.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Returning Officer,  Town of Inuvik, 2 Firth Street, PO Box 1160, Inuvik, NT, X0E0T0, by phone at 867-777-8600 or via email sao@inuvik.ca.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  

  1. A person may only appoint one (1) proxy voter. The person voting on your behalf must also be an eligible voter at the polling station you vote at. Please see the eligibility requirements for voters.
  2. A person may only be a proxy voter for a maximum of (3) eligible voters.
Where to Vote

There are two (2) polling stations for the upcoming municipal election. Your current street address determines where you vote:

 

1)  Residents living WEST OF Reliance Street will be required to vote at:

INGAMO HALL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
20 MACKENZIE ROAD

2)  Residents living EAST of Reliance Street will be required to vote at:

MIDNIGHT SUN COMPLEX
(COMMUNITY HALL)
95 GWICH'IN ROAD

 

Please take a moment to check the list of streets and map to determine where you vote.

 
Information for Candidates
Eligibility of Candidates

A person is eligible to be a Candidate if they:

  • Are a Canadian citizen;

  • Have reached the age of 18 years;

  • Have been a resident of the electoral district (ward) at least 12 consecutive months before the close of nominations; and

  • Have not been disqualified by other eligibility sections in the Local Authorities Elections Act.

Reasons someone cannot be nominated or stand as a candidate:

Professional Conflicts - Section 18(2)

  • A judge, territorial judge, youth justice court judge or justice of the peace1;

  • A member of the Legislative Assembly;

  • A full-time permanent employee of the municipal corporation who receives a salary;

  • An election officer involved in the same election; or

Indebtedness - Section 20(1) 

  • An assessor or auditor of the municipal corporation.

  • A person who owes the municipal corporation more than $500 for more than 90 days;

  • A person who has a controlling interest in a corporation (owns, directly or indirectly shares of the corporation with more than 10 percent of the voting rights) that owes the municipal corporation more than $500 for more than 90 days; or

  • A person who has not paid municipal taxes due December 31 of any year prior to the election.

Criminal Convictions and Election Offences

  • Any person who has been convicted of a major election offense under the Local Authorities Elections Act within the past three years;

  • Any person who has been convicted of an indictable offence punishable by imprisonment for five or more years within three years immediately preceding election day, or whose imprisonment (from an indictable offence) ends within three years immediately preceding election day; or

  • A person found to have been in a conflict, under the Conflict of Interest Act, may be prohibited by a Court Order from becoming a candidate.

1 A Justice of the Peace must obtain a leave of absence until the election results are declared.  If elected, the position of Justice of the Peace is declared "vacant" by the Department of Justice.

Candidate Nomination

The opening and closing dates for nominations will be determined prior to the next municipal election in 2018.  Nomination papers can be picked up at the Town Office, 2 Firth Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (office closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch). Nomination papers must be returned personally to the Returning Officer at the Town Office.

Historical Results and Other Documents

 

For more information, please contact:

Office of the Returning Officer
2 Firth Street, PO Box 1160
Inuvik  NT  X0E0T0
Phone: 867-777-8600
Fax : 867-777-8601
Email: sao@inuvik.ca