Acho Dene Koe sets date for election

(Photo courtesy of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation.)

After two delays, Acho Dene Koe First Nation has finally set a date for its next election.

The band passed a resolution saying the election would on April 14, 2021.

ADKFN leaders have repeatedly cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the cause for the election delays. Federal legislation allowed bands to postpone their elections during the pandemic.

Band members who will be 18 years old by January 22, at the latest, will be eligible to vote.

Members that want to put their name forward for chief or council must pay all debts to the band that are more than $500 by Jan. 21.

Nominations open on Jan. and close on Feb. 5 next year.

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