06/18/2012 07:25 EDT | Updated 08/18/2012 05:12 EDT

Assembly decides Metis elections in Saskatchewan to be held in early September

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Metis in Saskatchewan will go to the polls in September.

Delegates at the Metis Nation legislative assembly in Prince Albert on the weekend chose Sept. 8 for the Metis Nation Saskatchewan elections.

The vote was originally scheduled to take place last month, but a judge ruled there were grounds for challenges to its legitimacy.

The accounting firm MNP will serve as the electoral officer for the campaign.

So far, neither level of government has publicly stated whether it will fund the election.

Many people at the weekend meeting were quite adamant that ballot boxes should be offered in each specific Metis community, and not one for the entire region as had been suggested before.