The riding consisted of the communities of Kugaaruk and Repulse Bay. Kugaaruk is now a part of the Netsilik riding and Repulse Bay (which has since been renamed to Naujaat) is a part of the Aivilik riding.
|1999 Nunavut general election|
|Total Valid Ballots||413||100%|
|Voter Turnout %||Rejected Ballots|
|2004 Nunavut general election|
|Total Valid Ballots||473||100%|
|Voter Turnout 93.33%||Rejected Ballots 3|
The 2008 election was delayed in Akulliq due to a legal challenge brought by former Member of Parliament Jack Anawak, who filed as a candidate but was rejected by Elections Nunavut because he had not lived in Nunavut for twelve consecutive months prior to the election. After Anawak's challenge was dismissed by the courts, a by-election was held on December 15, 2008, but only two votes separated incumbent MLA Steve Mapsalak and his main challenger, former Northwest Territories MLA John Ningark.
A judicial recount was conducted, but resulted in Ningark and Mapsalak each receiving exactly 157 votes, thus forcing a second election on March 2, 2009.
|2008 Nunavut general election December 15, 2008|
|Total Valid Ballots||463||100%|
|Voter Turnout 69.49%||Rejected Ballots 4|
|2008 Nunavut general election March 2, 2009|
|Total Valid Ballots||521||100%|
|Voter Turnout 77.53%||Rejected Ballots 0|
- "Nunavut general election 2004 Election Results" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. p. 30. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
- Incumbents shut out of Kivalliq region - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
- "Recount underway after close Akulliq byelection", cbc.ca, December 16, 2008.
- "Akulliq by-election recount leads to tie", cbc.ca, January 8, 2009.
- "Official Candidates List" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- "March 2, 2009 election results" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. Retrieved 2009-03-13.