Kwanlin Dun announces election candidates

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation has released the list of candidates for its spring election, which will take place March 15.

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation has released the list of candidates for its spring election, which will take place March 15.

Chief Doris Bill announced she was seeking re-election last month. Charlene Charlie, a sitting councillor, Jason Charlie, Buck Smarch and Ray Webb are also running for chief.

Seventeen candidates have put their names forward for the six council seats, including sitting councillors Jessie Dawson, Dennis Calbery, Howard MacIntosh and Sean Smith.

The other council candidates are: Charles Chief, Doronn Fox, Linda Huebschwerlen, Judith Kuster, Irma Scarff, Jacqueline Shorty, Jason Shorty, Michael Smith, Shirley Smith, Sarah Snowdon, Michael Stanley, Ray Sydney and Allan Taylor.

Kwanlin Dun citizens aged 18 and older are eligible to vote, but are responsible for confirming that their name is on the official voters list.

They can contact the First Nation’s citizenship registrar, Amanda Calbery, at amanda.calbery@kdfn.net or at 867-633-7800 ext. 131.

Citizens can vote on election day at the Nakwat’a Ku potlatch house from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance polls will be open at the potlatch house from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 1.

Voters can also request special ballots and mail-in ballots from the chief returning officer, Norman Eady.

Anyone with questions can contact Eady at kdfnelection2017@gmail.com or at 867-332-7444, or visit kdfnelection.com.

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