This is a list of Nunavut territorial electoral districts. In total there are 22 electoral districts in Nunavut spread over three administrative regions.Each district elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in a first past the post system. Unlike some other parts of Canada, such as Ontario, a new by-election must be held in a riding if the original result ended in a tie. There are no political parties in Nunavut, each candidate runs as an independent and the territory operates by consensus government.
|Aggu||Paul Quassa||Igloolik (north part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Aivilik||Patterk Netser||Coral Harbour, Repulse Bay||Kivalliq Region|
|Amittuq||Joelie Kaernerk||Hall Beach, Igloolik (south part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Arviat North-Whale Cove||John Main||Arviat (north part), Whale Cove||Kivalliq Region|
|Arviat South||Joe Savikataaq||Arviat (south part)||Kivalliq Region|
|Baker Lake||Simeon Mikkungwak||Baker Lake||Kivalliq Region|
|Cambridge Bay||Jeannie Ehaloak||Cambridge Bay||Kitikmeot Region|
|Gjoa Haven||Tony Akoak||Gjoa Haven||Kitikmeot Region|
|Hudson Bay||Allan Rumbolt||Sanikiluaq||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit-Manirajak||Adam Lightstone||Iqaluit (west part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu||Pat Angnakak||Iqaluit (east part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit-Sinaa||Elisapee Sheutiapik||Iqaluit (south part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit-Tasiluk||George Hickes||Iqaluit (north part)||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Netsilik||Emiliano Qirngnuq||Kugaaruk, Taloyoak||Kitikmeot Region|
|Pangnirtung||Margaret Nakashuk||Pangnirtung||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Quttiktuq||David Akeeagok||Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord, Resolute||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet||Cathy Towtongie||Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet (north part)||Kivalliq Region|
|Rankin Inlet South||Lorne Kusugak||Rankin Inlet (south part)||Kivalliq Region|
|South Baffin||David Joanasie||Cape Dorset, Kimmirut||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Tununiq||David Qamaniq||Pond Inlet||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Uqqummiut||Pauloosie Keyootak||Clyde River, Qikiqtarjuaq||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Akulliq||Kugaaruk, Repulse Bay||Kitikmeot Region, Kivalliq Region|
|Iqaluit Centre||Iqaluit||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit East||Iqaluit||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Iqaluit West||Iqaluit||Qikiqtaaluk Region|
|Nanulik||Coral Harbour, Chesterfield Inlet||Kivalliq Region|
|Nattilik||Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak||Kitikmeot Region|
|Rankin Inlet North||Rankin Inlet||Kivalliq Region|
|Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove||Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove||Kivalliq Region|
Rankin Inlet is an Inuit hamlet on Kudlulik Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. It is the largest hamlet and second-largest settlement in Nunavut, after the territorial capital, Iqaluit. On the northwestern Hudson Bay, between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, it is the regional centre for the Kivalliq Region.
Arviat is a predominantly Inuit hamlet located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. Arviat is derived from the Inuktitut word arviq meaning "Bowhead whale". Earlier in history, its name was Tikirajualaaq, and Ittaliurvik,.
Nunavut Arctic College is a public community college in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. The college has several campuses throughout the territory and operates as a public agency funded by the territorial government.
Thomas Suluk is a Canadian former politician. He represented the electoral district of Nunatsiaq in the House of Commons of Canada from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the Progressive Conservatives.
Jack Iyerak Anawak is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Nunatsiaq in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997. He sat in the house as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. Following his retirement from federal politics, he also served a term in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut after that territory was created in 1999. He ran as the New Democratic Party's candidate for his old riding, now renamed Nunavut, in the 2015 election, but was defeated by Liberal candidate Hunter Tootoo.
Hunter A. Tootoo is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Nunavut from 2015 to 2019. Elected as a Liberal to the House of Commons, he was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard by Justin Trudeau on November 4, 2015. Tootoo resigned from that position on May 31, 2016, to take a leave from Parliament to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. He returned to Parliament by the end of July 2016 after the completion of his treatment program, but sat as an independent member for the remainder of the 42nd Parliament and did not run for re-election.
Whale Cove, is a hamlet located 74 km (46 mi) south southwest of Rankin Inlet, 145 km (90 mi) northeast of Arviat, in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada, on the western shore of Hudson Bay.
Coral Harbour, is a small Inuit community that is located on Southampton Island, Kivalliq Region, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Its name is derived from the fossilized coral that can be found around the waters of the community which is situated at the head of South Bay. The name of the settlement in Inuktitut is Salliq, sometimes used to refer to all of Southampton Island. The plural Salliit, means large flat island(s) in front of the mainland.
Chesterfield Inlet is a hamlet located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut, Canada, at the mouth of Chesterfield Inlet. Igluligaarjuk is the Inuktitut word for "place with few houses", it is the oldest community in Nunavut. The community is served by air, Chesterfield Inlet Airport, and by an annual supply known as sealift.
Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove was a territorial electoral district (riding) for the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada.
Elections Nunavut is an independent agency that oversees elections and plebiscites in Nunavut, including:
Nunavut is the largest and northernmost territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, which provided this territory to the Inuit for independent government. The boundaries had been drawn in 1993. The creation of Nunavut resulted in the first major change to Canada's political map in half a century since the province of Newfoundland was admitted in 1949.
The 2008 Nunavut General Election was held on October 27, 2008, to return members to the 3rd Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. The election was contested across 15 of Nunavut's 19 electoral districts under the first past the post system of voting. Due to local circumstances, the election was delayed in two districts, and two districts did not hold elections as their incumbent MLAs faced no opposition and were acclaimed back into office.
Lorne Kusugak is a Canadian politician, who is Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for the electoral district of Rankin Inlet South. Prior to becoming an MLA, Kusugak was the mayor of Rankin Inlet. Kusugak served as the Nunavut Minister for Community and Government Services, Minister for Energy and the Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation.
The 2013 Nunavut general election was held October 28, 2013, to elect 22 members to the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. In November 2012 the assembly passed the Nunavut Elections Act 2012, stating that the writs for election drop September 23, 2013, and an election be held October 28, 2013, the proclamation was registered November 9, 2012. At the 2013 forum, held on November 15, 2013, Peter Taptuna was selected as the new Premier of Nunavut.
Arviat North-Whale Cove is a territorial electoral district (riding) for the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada.
Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet is a territorial electoral district (riding) for the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada.
The 2017 Nunavut general election was held on October 30, 2017 to return the members of the 5th Nunavut Legislature. The fifth general election held since the creation of the territory in 1999, it was the first election held under Nunavut's new fixed election dates law, which requires elections to be held no more than four years after the prior election.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Nunavut is an ongoing viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Section 149. (2) If the judge certifies a tie in the number of votes, the Chief Electoral Officer shall order that a new election be held.