New Election Required in Rankin Inlet South After Judicial Recount Confirms Tie

Elections Nunavut confirmed on Twitter today that a judicial recount of the ballots cast in the territorial election on October 28th in the electoral district of Rankin Inlet South has resulted in a tie:

Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok each received 172 votes.

So what happens now? According to section 149(2) of the Elections Act (Nunavut), when a judicial recount confirms that there has been a tie, the Chief Electoral Officer “shall order that a new election be held”.

Look for Elections Nunavut to announce the details of the new election to determine who will be the representative for Rankin Inlet South.

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