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Northwest Territories general election, 2003

The Northwest Territories, Canada conducted a general election on November 24, 2003, to elect the 19 members of the Legislative Assembly.

The election was called on October 27. Premier Stephen Kakfwi had previously chosen not to run.

The territory operates on a consensus government system with no political parties; the premier is subsequently chosen by and from the MLAs. There were 21,474 registered voters at the time of the election.

Table of contents
1 Issues
2 Results
3 Miscellaneous
4 External Links


Issues at the election included:


Elections were held in 14 of the 19 electoral districts. The following five districts acclaimed their MLA:

The following is a list of the districts with their winning candidates.

DistrictElectedPercentageOther candidates
Deh ChoMichael McLeod51.04%Michael Nadli
Frame LakeCharles Dent62.96%David W. Wind
Great SlaveBill Braden64.52%Karen Hamre
Hay River SouthJane Groenewegen44.56%Ann M. Lobb, Duncan McNeill, Harvey Werner
Inuvik Twin LakesRoger Allen54.53%Ken Smith, Bobby Van Bridger, Clarence G. Wood
Kam LakeDave Ramsay49.53%Bill Aho, Steve Petersen
NahendehKevin A. Menicoche34.48%Walter Blondin, Rita Cli, Yanny Leo Cordero, John Hazenberg, Arnold Hope, Shane A. Thompson, Kathy Tsetso
North SlaveHenry Zoe42.27%Nora P. Doig, Leon I. Lafferty
NunakputCalvin P. Pokiak52.5%Vince R. Steen
Range LakeSandy Lee80.56%Francis H. Chang
SahtuNorman Yakeleya45.59%Lucy Jackson, Frank T'Seleie, Larry M. Tourangeau, Judi M. Tutcho
ThebachaJ. Michael Miltenberger65.36%Don Tourangeau
Tu NedheBobby J. Villeneuve23.71%Maurice E. Boucher, Felix Lockhart, James Marlowe, Steven Nitah, Robert G. Sayine, Wilfred M. Simon
Yellowknife CentreRobert Hawkins26.61%Bob Haywood, Don Kindt, Annemieke Mulders, Lena M. Pedersen, Daniel A. Wong, Liz Wyman

Results (CBC News)

Joe Handley was acclaimed premier by the legislature on December 10, 2003. His two prospective opponents, Roger Allen and Floyd Roland, had announced that they would not run against him. [1]


In an unusual occurrence, the riding of Inuvik Twin Lakes experienced 150% voter turnout. 356 people were registered to vote in that riding, but an additional 187 showed up at the ballot box. A resident of a riding eligible but not registered to vote may register on the spot by presenting a proof of residency. [1]

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