Richard Edjericon elected as new representative in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh byelection

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Published February 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Voters in a Northwest Territories riding have chosen a new member of the legislative assembly after their previous representative resigned.

Richard Edjericon won the seat with 186 votes of 439 mail-in ballots cast in the Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh riding, which represents about 1,400 people in the territory’s southeast.

A byelection was called last November after Steve Norn resigned ahead of a vote to expel him for breaking COVID-19 isolation rules.

Norn ran in the byelection, receiving 70 votes and placing third out of six candidates.

The byelection was held through mail-in and drop-off ballots because of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in N.W.T.

Edjericon will be sworn in on Feb. 21 and will serve as the member of the legislative assembly until the next territorial election in October 2023.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2022.

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