The 2021 Yukon general election will be held on or before November 18, 2021 to return members of the 35th Yukon Legislative Assembly. Until recently, there was no fixed election date law in Yukon, so the maximum length that a legislature may sit is determined by section 4 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “no legislative assembly shall continue for longer than five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs at a general election of its members”.
During the 2016 election, the Yukon Liberal Party included a commitment in their platform to introduce fixed election dates in the territory. In October 2020, the government introduced legislation to amend the Elections Act and create fixed elections dates. The legislation passed in December 2020, but will not be in effect until after the 2021 election.
Who Can Vote
You can vote in a Northwest Territory election if you are:
- be a Canadian citizen
- be 18 years old on or before polling day
- be a resident in Yukon for the past 12 months prior to the election day
You must be accurately registered with Elections Yukon before you can cast a ballot. If you have recently turned 18 years of age, moved to the territory or moved within the territory and are eligible to vote, you are strongly encouraged to register.
Who Can Run
You can run as a Candidate in a Yukon election if you are:
An individual is eligible to be a candidate if they are:
- a Canadian citizen
- 18 years of age
- a resident of the Yukon for the past 12 consecutive months
How to Vote
There are no registered black candidates in this election yet. Be the first to put your name forward! Check the provincial Election Authority website to find out how to become a candidate.
Don’t see your name in the Candidates list?
If you are running as a candidate in this election and you are not included in the list above, please submit your candidate information to us and we will add you to the list.