The three candidates vying to become the next Tłı̨chǫ grand chief include a former grand chief, the incumbent, and a former MLA.
Eddie Erasmus, George Mackenzie and Jackson Lafferty were all nominated for the position.
To be eligible, Tłı̨chǫ election law states you must be a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, be at least 25-years old and been a resident on Tłı̨chǫ land for at least two years prior to nomination.
Each candidate needs to be nominated by a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, accept the nomination and then have 20 other citizens second the nomination.
Eligible voters must be a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, be at least 18-years old, and been living within Tłı̨chǫ land for at least the past two years.
Election day is Sept. 30.
Other important dates include:
- Sept. 1: Mail-in ballots begin
- Sept. 10: Mobile poll
- Sept. 13-16: Voting at the Office of the Registrar
- Sept. 17: Advance poll