Uqqummiut

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Uqqummiut (Inuktitut: ᐅᕐᒃᑯᒻᒥᐅᑦ[1], Inuinnaqtun: Uqqurmiut)[1] is a territorial electoral district (riding) for the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada.

The riding consists of the communities of Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq.

The Member of the Legislative Assembly was Samuel Nuqingaq. On 24 October 2014, he was expelled for the legislature and the seat became vacant with a by-election to be held within six months.[2] The by-election was held 9 February 2015 and Pauloosie Keyootak of Qikiqtarjuaq was elected.[3]

Election results[edit]

1999 election[edit]

1999 Nunavut general election
  Name Vote %
     David Iqaqrialu 232 42.80%
     Tommy Enuaraq 187 34.50%
     Pauloosie Paniloo 123 22.70%
Total Valid Ballots 542 100%
Voter Turnout % Rejected Ballots

2004 election[edit]

2004 Nunavut general election
[4] Name Vote %
     James Arreak 148 26.87%
     Phoebe Palluq Hainnu 102 18.65%
     Samuel Nuqingaq 83 15.17%
     Stevie Audlakiak 79 14.44%
     Lootie Toomasie 66 12.07%
     David Iqaqrialu 60 10.97%
     Peter Iqalukjuak 9 1.83%
Total Valid Ballots 547 100%
Voter Turnout 90.42% Rejected Ballots 2

2008 election[edit]

2008 Nunavut general election
Name Vote %
     James Arreak 218 40.4
     Loasie Audlakiak 212 39.3
     Igah Hainnu 110 20.4
Total Valid Ballots 540 100%
Voter Turnout % Rejected Ballots

2013 election[edit]

After the original count both Samuel Nuqingaq and Niore Iqalukjuak were tied with 187 votes each. A recount was held November 5 and Nuqingaq was declared elected with 187 while Iqalukjuak had 185.[5][6]

2013 Nunavut general election
[5] Name Vote %
     Samuel Nuqingaq 187 36.7%
     Niore Iqalukjuak 185 36.3%
     Loseosie Paneak 62 12.2%
     Apiusie Apak 49 9.6%
     Charlie Kalluk 26 5.1%
Total Valid Ballots 509 100%
Voter Turnout 77.9% Rejected Ballots 2

2015 By-election[edit]

2015 By-election
[3] Name Vote %
     Pauloosie Keyootak 220 42.3%
     Niore Iqalukjuak 195 37.5%
     James Arreak 105 20.2%
Total Valid Ballots 520 100%
Voter Turnout 70.5% Rejected Ballots 0

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