Gander Bay By-Election – NOTICE OF ACCLAIMATION
Following the close of nominations on Friday February 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm only one nomination was received for the position of councilor for the Gander Bay Ward. Therefore nominee Calvin Francis was declared elected for the position of councilor.
Application for Mail in Ballot – Click Here
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
QALIPU MIKMAQ FIRST NATION BAND
GANDER BAY ELECTORAL WARD COUNCILLOR BY-ELECTION
In accordance with the Custom Rules governing Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Elections, nominations are invited for the position of Councillor for the Gander Bay Electoral Ward. Information on boundaries for Gander Bay Electoral Ward can be obtained from the Band Council office and or on the band web page at www.qalipu.ca.
Nomination forms are available from the Band office at 3 Church Street, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 2Z4. A non refundable fee of $25.00 must be submitted with the nomination papers in the form of cash, money order, bank draft or certified cheque. The deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m., February 22nd, 2013. Nomination forms must be delivered to the Band office on or before that date and time in order to be considered as received by the Electoral Officer for purposes of the Band By-Election to be held on March 27, 2013.
Members can view the Electoral Voters List at the Council Office, or on the band web page at www.qalipu.ca to confirm their eligibility to vote.
Nomination Form for Gander Bay By-Election available here.
Gander Bay By-Election
Due to the fact, that no candidate offered themselves for councilor of the Gander Bay Ward during the Qalipu election in the fall of 2012. Qalipu will hold a by-election in this area on March 27th 2013. The successful candidate will be required to attend four council meetings in each fiscal year. The cost of attending council meetings are fully covered by Qalipu, for example travel rate at .53 cents per kilometer, full day meal allowance $71.30, incidental 17.30, hotel accommodation covered or private accommodation at $50.00, if required to overnight, $100 per diem per meeting and a yearly honorarium of $5,000.00.
Therefore; we are asking all members of QMFN in the Gander Bay Ward to visit www.qalipu.ca and update member information into the GINU membership database. Remember, use the Already logged in section if you have previously logged in. For members who have not logged in before you must enter a zero in front of your band registration number. Please provide current email address, street address and mailing address. As you may be aware QMFN has incorporated a mail in ballot option for the election process and without the correct mailing address we will not be able to provide you with this feature. Qalipu can also notify members of election details through an email if members register an email address in the GINU membership database. It is critically important that you continuously manage your own member profiles on our database. I urge you to actively keep your information up to date. As you can imagine with such a large membership, we need you to take responsibility for making sure your information is up to date in order for us to provide you with update information.
Chief Brendan Sheppard
Gander Bay Voters List
Current Voters List for the upcoming By-Election in the Gander Bay Ward can be found by clicking here.