NORTHWEST TERRITORIES VOTES 2007

District Profiles

DISTRICT: INUVIK TWIN LAKES
CandidateVote ShareElected
KURSZEWSKI, Denise 46.0%  
McLEOD, Robert C. 54.0% X
October 1, 10:32:54 PM MT

Disclaimer: Results are rounded off to nearest percentage point. Results are not official until Elections N.W.T. has reviewed the ballot count, which usually takes several days.

Inuvik Twin Lakes


Candidates:
KURSZEWSKI, Denise
McLEOD, Robert C.

Current MLA:

Robert C. McLeod


District Profile:

The Twin Lakes district encompasses the west half of Inuvik (pop. 3,484), and includes industrial parks, public housing, and expensive new homes. Constituents tend to be aboriginal – a mix of Gwich'in and Inuvialuit.


District Map:
From Elections N.W.T.:
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Political History:

Prior to the 1999 election, this district and Inuvik Boot Lake comprised a single district. When it was split into two districts, former Aklavik mayor Roger Allen defeated Glenna Hansen to become the first MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes. In 2003, Allen defeated three other candidates to keep his seat, but he resigned in October 2004 following a controversy over his living expenses and his residency. Robert McLeod, another former Aklavik mayor, narrowly beat out six other candidates in a byelection one month later.

Voter turnout tends to be very high here, but it was unusually high in the 2003 election and 2004 byelection, both of which reported turnouts exceeding 100 per cent. The 153 per cent turnout in 2003 was attributed to enumeration problems creating an incomplete voters’ list, while turnout in the 2004 byelection was 123 per cent because election officials were using the incomplete list from the year before.

 



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