NR 07-24 ELE ENG Chief Returning Officer.doc
(November 27, 2007 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that Adamee Itorcheak and Ayaya Marketing and Communications will serve as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for March 18, 2008.
Beneficiaries will elect the positions of President and Vice-President of Finance. Members of the NTI Annual General Meeting will be asked this week to approve a resolution to change the title of 2nd Vice-President to Vice-President of Finance.
Ayaya Marketing and Communications has considerable experience and expertise in organizing and running elections. The Inuit-owned, Iqaluit-based firm will work with Itorcheak, as well as deputy returning officers and poll clerks, to host the election.
Upon being named Chief Returning Officer, Ayaya announced several key dates related to the NTI election. The dates are as follows:
February 5, 2008: Nomination papers are made available to candidates
February 19, 2008: Nomination period closes.
February 22, 2008: Deadline for candidates to withdraw
March 11, 2008: Advance Poll
March 18, 2008: Election Day
Inuit who are Canadian citizens, 16 years of age or older and eligible to enroll as Beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement can run and vote in NTI Elections.
For further information:
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 645-2807