Skidegate election next Thursday

  • Mar. 7, 2014 8:00 p.m.

The Skidegate Band Council elections are just a week away, and band members age 18 and over will choose one chief councillor and seven councillors out of a total of 20 candidates.The polling station will be at the community hall, open from 9 am to 8 pm on Thurs. March 13.It’s a good idea for voters to bring their band card.Anyone living off-reserve, including Queen Charlotte, should receive a mail in ballot package, according to Doris Rosang. If off-reserve band members vote in-person at the polling station, she said they need to bring that package and band card with them.If anyone didn’t receive their mail-in ballot package or has questions about the electoral process, contact electoral officer Fred Schiffner at 604-943-0522.The two candidates for chief councillor are Robert Mills and William Yovanovich. The Skidegate Band Council has been operating without a chief councillor since Mr. Mill’s resignation in Nov. 2012. It did not hold a by- election to save on cost and instead use that money for programs. Robert Williams, the deputy chief has been acting as spokesperson in the interim.The eighteen council candidates are: Duane Alsop, Conrad Collinson, James Cowpar, David Crosby, Nelson Cross, Lyndale George, Shelley Gladstone, Roy S. Jones, George Martynuik, Michelle (Missy) McDonald, James McGuire, Garner Moody, Edward Paul Pearson, Raven Rorick, Edward Russ, Godfrey Williams, Robert (Bobby) Williams, and Willard Wilson.

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