Akulliq

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Akulliq (Inuit pronunciation: ​[akulːiq]) was a territorial electoral district (riding) for the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada.

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.

Election results[edit]

1999 election[edit]

1999 Nunavut general election
  Name Vote %
     Ovide Alakannuark 219 53.03%
     Steve Mapsalak 194 46.97%
Total Valid Ballots 413 100%
Voter Turnout % Rejected Ballots

2004 election[edit]

2004 Nunavut general election
[1] Name Vote %
     Steve Mapsalak 161 34.04%
     Roland Tungilik 96 20.30%
     John Ningark 87 18.39%
     Joani Kringayark 67 14.17%
     George Bohlender 62 13.10%
Total Valid Ballots 473 100%
Voter Turnout 93.33% Rejected Ballots 3

2008 election[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

2008 Nunavut general election December 15, 2008
[5] Name Vote %
     Steve Mapsalak 157 33.91%
     John Ningark 157 33.91%
     Helena Malliki 111 23.97%
     Marius Tungilik 38 8.33%
Total Valid Ballots 463 100%
Voter Turnout 69.49% Rejected Ballots 4
2008 Nunavut general election March 2, 2009
[6] Name Vote %
     John Ningark 193 37.04%
     Steve Mapsalak 179 34.36%
     Ovide Alakannuark 83 15.93%
     Helena Malliki 66 12.67%
Total Valid Ballots 521 100%
Voter Turnout 77.53% Rejected Ballots 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nunavut general election 2004 Election Results" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. p. 30. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  2. ^ Incumbents shut out of Kivalliq region - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  3. ^ "Recount underway after close Akulliq byelection", cbc.ca, December 16, 2008.
  4. ^ "Akulliq by-election recount leads to tie", cbc.ca, January 8, 2009.
  5. ^ "Official Candidates List" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  6. ^ "March 2, 2009 election results" (PDF). Elections Nunavut. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 

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