Stephen Dunbar has been appointed the Northwest Territories Chief Electoral Officer.
This was announced in the third sitting of the Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24.
The electoral officer is responsible for overseeing general elections, by-elections and plebiscites in the territory.
His term is set to expire by March 31, 2025.
The house has spoken
Speaker of the house, Frederick Blake Jr. declared the seat for Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh vacant after an empty apology and resignation from the MLA.
Although Norn declared his resignation mid-debate, the speaker continued, saying his resignation was “ambiguous, and they lacked the clarity needed to give that resignation full effect.”
“I will say that I will resign. I will prevent you from making this vote. I will save you that. I will do that and do you that honor. And I — and that I could feel the will of the people in this room, and I will respect that.”
Norn’s resignation was not accepted, putting the question back in the hands of the house.
A unanimous vote of 17 – 0 voted to declare Norn’s seat vacant.