Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Nation Government: Public Notice of Election
NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee. Please take notice that ELECTIONS for the offices of Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Nation Government have been called.
The schedule for the elections is as follows:
NOMINATIONS OPEN: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Thursday, June 3, 2021
CLOSING OF BALLOTS: Monday, June 7, 2021
NOTICE OF CANDIDATES: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
ADVANCE POLLS: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
ELECTION DAY: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Nominations for the Positions of Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice Chairperson open on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
QUALIFICATION TO VOTE
The qualification for eligibility to vote and to participate in the elections is as follows:
- To be a Cree beneficiary in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
- To be of the age of majority at the date of the elections (18 years of age on July 14, 2021).
- Not to be affected by any legal incapacity.
QUALIFICATION TO BE A CANDIDATE
Any nomination for candidacy must be duly made by ten (10) eligible voters, as prescribed in the attached nomination forms for both positions, in order to be declared a valid nomination by the Chief Electoral Officer. No one shall sign a nomination for more than one candidate for either position.
The deadline for submission of the nomination forms is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Please be advised that nominations received after the posted time will not be accepted.
The nominees will have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021, to inform the Chief Electoral Officer whether to accept or decline their nomination.
The nomination forms can be obtained from the Local Returning Officers that have been appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer or from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Electoral Officer
Email: [email protected]