The Grand Council of the Crees


Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and The Cree Nation Government

Posted: 2017-06-05

The schedule for the election is as follows:

NOMINATIONS OPEN: Tuesday May 23, 2017

NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Thursday, June 1, 2017

CLOSING OF BALLOTS: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ADVANCE POLLS: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ELECTION DAY: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nominations for the Positions of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice Chairperson open on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Qualification To Vote

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 12, 2017).
  3. 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.

Nomination Procedures

The deadline for submission of the nomination forms is at 5:00pm on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Please be advised that nominations received after the posted time will not be accepted. The nominees will have until 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to inform the Chief Electoral Officer whether to accept or decline his/her nomination.

For further information, please contact:

Robin Pachanos
Chief Electoral Officer
Tel: 418-748-5495