Kugluktuk voters opt for return to restricted alcohol access – Nunatsiaq News

May 17, 2022

Turnout for Monday’s plebiscite tops out at 38 per cent

Kugluktuk will again restrict access to alcohol in the hamlet.

In a plebiscite Monday, voters there chose to reinstate rules that limit how much alcohol a person can bring into the hamlet every two weeks.

Elections Nunavut posted the results hours after the polls closed Monday night.

Voter turnout was 38 per cent of eligible voters, or 287 total votes in the community whose total population is approximately 1,400. But 66 per cent of those voters opted for restrictions, which exceeds the 60-per-cent threshold that was required for change.

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