Eskasoni First Nation announces date for postponed election – The Chronicle Herald

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Eskasoni First Nation announces date for postponed election – The Chronicle Herald

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202128 Views

SYDNEY — Eskasoni First Nation will hold its band council election in late May, over a year past its originally scheduled date.

Eskasoni changed its election rules in 2016 to bring them in line with the federal First Nations Election Act. The new regulations increased chief and council terms from two years to four years, and prevent candidates from running for both chief and councillor in the same election.

Chief Leroy Denny was first elected to the position in 2010. In the last band election in October 2016, Denny was re-elected with over 70 per cent of the vote in a four-way race. All but one of the incumbents were also elected to council, along with one new councillor, Tom Johnson Jr.

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