Applications invited for independent commission on electoral reform

Yukoners interested in helping to strengthen our democracy in the territory are invited by the Government of Yukon to put their names forward for a new, independent commission on electoral reform.

The government is establishing the commission following the public engagement on electoral reform that took place last fall to gather Yukoners’ views on what the territory’s electoral reform priorities should be.

The three-member commission will be responsible for making recommendations on electoral reform based on the responses collected through the public engagement and additional research. They will be asked to deliver a final report in late fall 2019.

The Government of Yukon will then review the report and consider changes to the electoral system.

We are looking for Yukoners who are passionate about democracy. We will ask the commission on electoral reform to take on the important and complex task of working with Yukoners on their priorities for electoral reform and further improving our democracy. This is a commission for Yukoners and I encourage all those who are interested to apply.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • The commission will receive administrative and research secretariat support from public servants within the Government of Yukon.

  • While the commissioners will set their own work schedule, it is expected that they will work an average of eight days a month until their final report is delivered in late fall 2019.

  • The deadline for applications is May 3.

  • Find out more about the electoral reform project on EngageYukon.ca 

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Joanna Lilley
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
joanna.lilley@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-069