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NTI Elections to Hold Advance Polls

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(March 4, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorhceak today announced that Inuit can cast their ballots in an Advance Poll next Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008, to elect a president and vice-president of finance.

Competing for the position of president is Mickey Akavak, Jack Anawak, Paul Kaludjak, and Abraham Tagalik. Competing for the position of vice-president of finance is Jayko Aloolloo, James T. Arreak, and Raymond Ningeocheak.

The position of president is a four-year term, while the position of vice-president of finance is a two-year term. Eligible voters can head to the Advance Poll on March 11, 2008 or cast their ballots on Voting Day, March 18, 2008 until 7 p.m. local time. Proxy forms are also available.

Inuit who are Canadian citizens, 16 years of age or older and enrolled or eligible to enroll under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement can vote in the upcoming election.

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