The Grand Council of the Crees

Call for Elections for the Offices of Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson

Elections to be held July 15, 2009

Posted: 2009-06-10

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.

The schedule for the elections is as follows:

ADVANCE POLLS: To be determined.
ELECTIONS: July 15, 2009.

Nominations for the Positions of Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice Chairperson are now open.

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

  1. To be a Cree beneficiary in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
  2. To be of the age of majority at the date of the elections (18 years of age on July 15, 2009).
  3. Not to be affected by any legal incapacity.

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 Returning Officer. No one shall or 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 Wednesday, June 10, 2009.  Please be advised that nominations received after the posted time will not be accepted.

The nominees will have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 12, 2009 to inform the Chief Electoral Officer whether to accept or decline his/her nomination.

The nomination forms can be obtained from the Local Returning Officers that have been appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer as per the attached schedule or from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer at:

Lawrence Jimiken
Chief Electoral Officer.
1 Lakeshore Road
Nemaska, Quebec    J0Y 3B0
Tel:  (819) 673-2512  ext. 233
Fax:  (819) 673-2542

Download the Grand Chief Nomination Form

Download the Deputy Grand Chief Nomination Form