The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band is governed by a Band Council.  The Band Council is made up of the Chief, the western region Vice-chief, the central region Vice-chief, and nine electoral ward Councillors. Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band members will vote in the electoral ward in which they live when elections are held. Those living outside an electoral ward will vote in the electoral ward in which they last lived, or to which they were assigned when they became members. All Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band members will have a place in which to vote.

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Council elections will be held every three years. Eligible voters can vote for one electoral ward Councillor, one Vice-chief (for their region), and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Chief.

Chief Roles and Responsibilities
Vice Chief Roles and Responsibilities
Band Councillor Roles and Responsibilities