The Grand Council of the Crees

Public Notice: Elections for the Office of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority

Public Notice: Elections for the Office of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority

Posted: 2005-09-07

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Elections for the Office of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority

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 Regional Authority has been called.

Pursuant to Bill 15, An Act to amend the Act respecting the Cree Regional Authority, the following changes have been made to the election requirements for the offices of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson for the GCCEI/CRA.

1. The term has been changed from three (3) years to four (4) years.

2. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson must be elected by an absolute majority vote (fifty percent +1).

 

Grand Chief/ Chairman
Ted Moses
Matthew Mukash

Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairman
Ashley Iserhoff
Losty Mamianskum

 

The schedule for the elections is as follows:

Advance poll: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Polling Hours - 9:00AM to 6:00PM

 

Elections: Thursday, September 15, 2005

Polling Hours - 8:00AM to 7:00PM

 

N.B.: The Chief Electoral Officer reserves the right to establish different polling hours for Construction Work Camps.

The Local Returning Officers will designate the polling stations within your community and locales.

The qualification for eligibility to vote in the elections is as follows:

a) To be a Cree beneficiary in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.

b) To be of the age of majority at the date of the elections (18 years of age on September 15, 2005).

c) Not to be affected by legal incapacity.

 

N.B.: People who wish to vote may do so at any polling station on the dates designated for the polls.

 

Lawrence Jimiken
Chief Electoral Officer
GCCEI/CRA
1 Lakeshore Road
Nemaska, Quebec
J0Y 3B0
Tel: (819) 673-2512 ext. 213
Direct Line: (819) 673-2126
Fax: (819) 673-2542
E-mail: lawrjimi@hotmail.com