Nunavut residents thinking of running in the Oct. 27 territorial election had until Friday afternoon to file their paperwork.

Elections Nunavut says candidates have until 2 p.m. local time — 1 p.m. in Resolute and Kugaaruk — to submit their completed candidacy declaration form with local returning officers.

The elections authority will release the list of candidate around 5 p.m. CT Friday, following a three-hour period in which candidates who have submitted their forms can choose to withdraw.