Official Results of QIA Elections

Date: 12/14/2012

Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced today the official results for the December 2012 elections for the Secretary Treasurer and
Board of Directors positions for six communities.

Joe Attagutaaluk of Igloolik was re‐elected for another term with 1,609 votes defeating Paul Irngaut of Iqaluit with 1,559 votes. However, there has been an official request for a recount as per s. 59(1) of the QIA elections regulations.

“I have accepted the recount request due to the results being very close. We are waiting for all the ballots to arrive and hope to conclude the recount by next week,” said Chief Returning Officer Navarana Beveridge.

Levi Barnabas of Arctic Bay and Olayuk Akesuk of Cape Dorset were re‐elected for their second term, and Stevie Aulaqiaq was also re‐elected in Qikiqtarjuaq for his 3rd term. Enookie Inuarak won the by‐election for Pond Inlet.

For the Community Director positions in Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, Larry Audlaluk and Paul Amagoalik were both acclaimed.

Approximately 3,170 Inuit cast their ballots in this election out of a total of 9, 510 eligible voters which equals to 33% voter turnout. QIA has seen the percentage of voter turnout increase steadily in the past two years and we encourage more Inuit to keep exercising their right to vote.


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For further information, please contact:

Navarana Beveridge
Chief Returning Officer
Tel: (867) 975‐8400
Fax: (867) 979‐3238
E‐mail: nbeveridge@qia.ca