Election day in Tlicho Grand Chief race

Members of the Tlicho Nation are voting Monday to elect their next Grand Chief.

The polls close Monday evening as members of the Tlicho Nation elect their Grand Chief.

Three candidates are running for Tlicho Government's top job. Current Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus is up against former Grand Chief George Mackenzie and well known politician James Wah-Shee.

Eddie Erasmus, Grand Chief of the Tlicho government, is running for re-election in September. (CBC)

Polling stations opened at 9 a.m. Monday morning in four communities — at the Cultural Centre in Behchoko, the community hall in Gamètì, and the council chambers in Wekweètì and Whatì.

Members living in Yellowknife can vote at Coast Fraser Towers.

George Mackenzie, a former Tlicho Grand Chief, is running for the job again this September. (CBC)

Some 2,289 Tlicho citizens are eligible to vote. Polling stations close Monday evening at 8.

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