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Criminal Records Checks for NTI Elections

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Nancy Karetak –Lindell today said candidates considering running in the NTI election for vice-president on Dec. 8, 2014 were now able to apply for their criminal records check, as required by the organization’s elections guidelines.

The changes were approved at NTI’s last annual general meeting. Candidates are required to submit an original criminal records check when they submit their nomination papers. To ensure the records check is recent, candidates must apply for it 90-days prior to the election nomination period Oct. 27-31. Karetak-Lindell said records check must be completed after July 27.

Because it normally takes weeks to process a criminal records check, anyone considering running in the NTI election must start the process well in advance of the nomination period.

Eligible candidates and voters must be Canadian citizens, at least 16 years of age by Dec. 8, 2014 and enrolled under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Nomination forms can be obtained from the chief returning officer, community liaison officers, or NTI’s website when nomination period opens.

Voters will elect one vice-president to NTI’s Board of Directors. The vice-president will also sit on the NTI executive committee and will serve as chair of two NTI Board committees, including the Inuit Social and Cultural Development Advisory Committee and the Inuit Wildlife and Environment Advisory Committee.

Nancy Karetak-Lindell
Chief Returning Officer
Tel: (867) 975-3899 Fax: (867) 979-1487
Toll-free: 1- 844-NTI-VOTE (684-8683)

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated