Candidate photo rule not a new regulation

Nisga'a official corrects an Oct. 24, 2012 Terrace Standard article.

Dear Sir:

The CEO of NLG has asked me to provide you with the following information.

We have reviewed your Oct. 24, 2012 article respecting the upcoming Nisga’a election.  Your article makes reference to “new candidate requirements” and “new regulations” in the Nisga’a elections process.  For instance, your article states:  “One of the new regulations, the requirement to submit a photograph with nomination papers, is being touted by some as one of the main reasons potential candidates didn’t make it onto the ballots.”

As the regulations which were provided to you indicate, the photo requirement is not new.   It has been part of the Nisga’a Elections Regulation since 2008.  You can see this requirement in section  14 (2) (c ) (i) of the 2008 regulation which clearly sets out this requirement and which we also reproduce for your reference:

Nomination and acceptance forms


(2) For the purposes of section 16(4)(b) and (c) of the Act, a person who is nominated for an elected office at a nomination meeting must

(c) in order to identify the person on the ballot for the elected office, file with the Nisga’a Elections Officer either

(i) a photograph of the person satisfactory to the Nisga’a Elections Officer and the person’s consent to the reproduction of that photograph on the ballot, or

(ii) the person’s consent to the reproduction on the ballot of a photograph of the person in the possession of the Nisga’a Elections Officer or the Enrolment Department of Nisga’a Lisims Government.

We attach again for your reference  a .pdf copy of the Nisga’a Elections Regulation which contains this requirement as enacted by the Executive of Nisga’a Lisims Government on June 16, 2008.

We would also add that the Nisga’a Election Officer read aloud the detailed list of requirements for completion of nomination packages at all nomination meetings.

We would appreciate it if you would correct the record with respect to this matter as soon as possible.

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Edward Allen,

Director of Communications & Intergovernmental Relations,

New Aiyansh, B.C.





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