Kyle Sheppard and Noah Papatsie have been elected to Iqaluit's city council, following a Monday byelection in which six candidates competed for two open seats.
The City of Iqaluit released results from the byelection Monday evening. Voting took place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time in the capital.
Sheppard, a first-time councillor, previously served on Rankin Inlet's city council before moving to Iqaluit. Papatsie is a former councillor who launched an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Iqaluit in 2015.
Councillor Gideonie Joamie stepped down in May of 2016, leaving one seat on council vacant. After a second councillor, Megan Pizzo Lyall, left her seat in January, a byelection was called.
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The full results from the byelection are below:
- Kyle Sheppard: 216 votes
- Noah Papatsie: 183
- Sutheat Tim: 148
- Stephen Leyden: 105
- Jean-Luc Nevin: 89
- Dushyenth Ganesan: 76