Unofficial results show incumbent Louis Balsillie re-elected chief in Fort Resolution

Unofficial results relayed to CBC show incumbent Louis Balsillie re-elected as chief of Deninu K'ue First Nation by a large margin.

More than 800 people were eligible to vote in Thursday's election for chief and council

Louis Balsillie stands in front of the Our Great Elders extended care facility in Fort Resolution, NT. According to unofficial election results, Balsillie has been re-elected chief of Deninu K'ue First Nation. (Submitted by Louis Balsillie)

Unofficial results from voting Thursday in Fort Resolution have incumbent Louis Balsillie re-elected as chief of the Deninu K'ue First Nation.

According to those results, Balsilie received 116 votes with Sharon Lafferty the runner-up with 65 votes. Bradley King, Patrick Simon and Kevin Boucher won the three council positions.

According to Raymond King, the hamlet's electoral officer, more than 800 were eligible to vote, although most lived outside the hamlet.

About 470 people live in Fort Resolution, according to Statistics Canada.