Samson Cree go to the polls

Nominations closed on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for the election of the Chief of Samson Cree Nation and 12 candidates remained on the ballots

Nominations closed on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for the election of the Chief of Samson Cree Nation and 12 candidates remained on the ballots as the voters headed to the poll as Ponoka News went to print on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The candidates are Vernon Saddleback, Arrol Crier, Lester B Nepoose, Earl Mario Swampy, Derek Bruno, Larron Northwest, Marilyn Buffalo, Murray (Harper) Potts, Kurt Buffalo, Patrick Buffalo, Lloyd Lorne Saddleback and the incumbent Marvin Yellowbird.

Only five of the 12 candidates prepared campaign leaflets to advertise their platforms while several other candidates just used radio announcements to appeal to voters for their support.

There was no information on the number of eligible voters.

The results of the election is expected to be announced late Tuesday night.

Voters of the Samson Cree nation will once again cast their ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to elect the new councillors, following the close of nominations for councillors on Feb. 18.