Registering and voting: what you need
Information summarized from Elections Yukon  |  1-866-668-8683  |  www.electionsyk.ca

Eligibility:

You can vote if you are:

  • Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • resident in Yukon for the past 12 months.

Are you registered to vote? Go to http://www.electionsyk.ca/en/quicklinks/am-i-registered or contact Elections Yukon at 667-8683 or toll-free in Yukon 1-866-668-8683.

When you are registered, you will appear on the List of Electors.

Returning Officer Contact Information-Voters can refer to their Electorial District and contact returning officer for further information.

To Register

  • Contact the Returning Officer in your riding (see list of Returning Officer Information), or
  • Register on Election Day when you go to vote. You will need to:
    • Sign a declaration; and
    • Provide identification.

Identification options:

  • Option 1: One type of Government-issued identification showing name and current or address (residential or mailing)
    example: Driver’s Licence, Health-care Card, Fishing/Hunting License, vehicle registration etc.
  • Option 2: Two types of ID required, one of which must include current address
    example: FN Government ID card, Status card, letter/attestation from FN Chief, student ID card, passport, lease agreement, birth certificate, government benefits statement, utility bill, birth certificate, firearms licence, Pleasure Craft Operator Card, etc. (For all forms of acceptable ID see List of Authorized Identification or go to www.electionsyk.ca
  • Option 3: Appoint a vouching elector from your electoral district
    Note, vouching electors can only vouch for one person.
  • Option 4: complete a signed declaration at the polling place
    If unable to provide authorized identification or a vouching elector.

To Vote

  • Election Day-November 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at your polling station.

If you are registered on the list of electors, you do not need ID to vote. If you need to register, bring ID. (See List of Authorized Identification-above) Contact your Returning Officer or Elections Yukon for the location of your polling station.

  • Advance Polls

If you are away on Election Day you can vote at the advance polls held on October 30 and 31, 2016.

  • Proxy Voting

If you are out of the Yukon Territory, you may designate a proxy voter to cast your ballot by completing a proxy application.

Contact your Returning Officer or call Elections Yukon at 667-8683 or toll-free in Yukon 1-866-668-8683.

  • Special Ballot

Electors who are hospitalized, housebound, incarcerated, or out-of-territory may vote by special ballot.

A special ballot application can be made by phone, email, mail, or in person. It can be delivered, and returned, by mail. You will be asked to provide a copy of identification (see List of Authorized Identification). Attestation forms are available for electors who are hospitalized, incarcerated, or in a care facility.

Contact your Returning Officer or call Elections Yukon at 667-8683 or toll-free in Yukon 1-866-668-8683.

More Information:

Returning Offices are open 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, with extended hours on voting days.  See the list of Returning Officer Contact Information for locations and contact details.

Elections Yukon is open 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Phone 667-8683 or toll-free in Yukon 1-866-668-8683 or email info@nullelectionsyukon.ca.


Thank you for attending our Territorial Leader Candidate Forum, below is information regarding our event:

Written questions to Party leaders

Party Leaders were given five written questions on Friday, October 7th. All questions were due back on Friday, October 14th to be published.

Below are the responses from the Party Leaders:

  1. Yukon Party response (October 14, 2016)
  2. Liberal Party response (October 14, 2016)
  3. NDP Party response (October 14, 2016)
  4. Green Party response (October 14, 2016)

*Please note none of these documents have been altered or changed, all documents were posted as is. *

The Council of Yukon First Nations will be hosted a Candidates Forum with the Leaders of each Party on October 20, 2016 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This event is open to the public. Chon-FM will be live broadcasting this event and CYFN will live stream it on Facebook.

For more information about our Forum please see our Facebook event page.

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CYFN invited the Party Leader to address our General Assembly at Airport Lake on June 29, 2016.

Below are video footage of their platforms:

  1. CYFN General Assembly Question and Answers for Party Leaders
    Wednesday June 29, 2016 at Airport Lake, Yukon
    https://youtu.be/r0pHPLnrffs
  2. Elizabeth Hanson-Yukon NDP Party Leader addressed the Council of Yukon First Nations General Assembly on June 29, 2016.
    https://youtu.be/d6Th_4UWI10
  3. Sandy Silver-Yukon Liberal Party Leader addressed the Council of Yukon First Nations General Assembly on June 29, 2016.
    https://youtu.be/Gq80JIbzzi0
  4. Darrell Pasloski-Yukon Party Leader addressed the Council of Yukon First Nations General Assembly on June 29, 2016.
    https://youtu.be/t8LkQaBvfgA

For more information on media coverage on this, please Yukon Votes 2016 hosted by CBC News.