NEWS RELEASE · 26th March 2010
The final count for the March 25, 2010 by-election for the office of President of the Nisga'a Lisims Government was completed on March 26, 2010, at 7:35 pm. As Nisga'a Elections Officer, I have declared the following results for the office of President of Nisga'a Lisims Government:
Arthur R. Azak - 53 accepted votes
Joseph W. Gosnell Jr. - 108 accepted votes
H. Kevin McKay - 291 accepted votes
Paul Arthur Mercer - 105 accepted votes
Herbert B. Morven - 235 accepted votes
Eric C.E. Nyce - 125 accepted votes
Harry F. Nyce - 124 accepted votes
Frances G. Stanley - 119 accepted votes
H. Mitchell Stevens - 299 accepted votes
Accordingly, under section 58 of the Nisga'a Election Act, I declare elected H. Mitchell Stevens to the office of the President of Nisga'a Lisims Government
Congratulations to our new President
Comment by Sylvia Stephens on 30th March 2010
I am disheartened to witness, only 33% of our Nisga'a members cast their ballots. There are a total of 4,400 eligible voters and only 1,400 plus came out to vote.
In two years, 2012, this is the year we are no longer status and we pay taxes, both employment taxes, property taxes.
I don't look forward to 2012 but I have options and our people need to become aware, there are cuts in medical services already, we need to become more involved with Nisga'a Governance and implications of the Nisga'a Treaty.
Congratulations to Mr. Stevens!