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How voting will work in the Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh by-election – CBC

Jan 14, 2022

Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters before Feb. 8

Voters in the Feb. 8 byelection for Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh will cast their ballots by mail, because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the territory.

Elections N.W.T has decided to hold the election entirely by mail-in ballot.

“A nightmare scenario for us would be on Feb. 5th, a community was put into containment and we had to cancel the in-person election,” said N.W.T. chief electoral officer Stephen Dunbar.

“Because mail-in ballots are not widely used during a normal election, it was my fear that if that was the scenario, that community would have very, very few votes cast already.

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