An outbreak of COVID-19 in one of its communities has somewhat scuttled plans for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation election.

The election is scheduled for Tuesday but the outbreak in the community of Sturgeon Landing means voters will not be able to cast ballots there.

Chief Electoral Officer Burke Ratte said this means the results for chief and the Sturgeon Landing council position will be delayed.

“On April 13, we will only be able to tally the councillor results for each other respective community where the polling stations are open,” he said.

An advance poll on April 8 in Sturgeon Landing also had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Aside from Sturgeon Landing, PBCN voters elect council positions in the communities of Amisk Lake/Denare Beach, Pelican Narrows, Deschambault Lake, Sandy Bay, Southend and Prince Albert Urban.

A total of 14 council positions will be elected.

Ratte said roughly 7,700 band members are eligible to vote in the election.