Carcross/Tagish First Nation has postponed its general election for chief until further notice over COVID-19 concerns.
Tanya Silverfox, the chief electoral officer for the election, made the announcement in a press release March 30.
The election was scheduled to take place on May 15.
A candidates’ list had not been released as nominations were scheduled to close on March 31.
The press release says C/TFN’s executive council will “review the feasibility of holding an election” at the end of April, noting the current restrictions on gatherings and suspension of all non-essential services.
“We are taking COVID-19 very seriously and using as many precautions as possible to ￼keep everyone safe during this election process. The best thing to do is to keep ￼￼everyone safe by prevention, social distancing and self-isolation.”
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