Yukoners asked to share their priorities for electoral reform

The Government of Yukon wants to understand the public’s priorities for electoral reform. These priorities will inform the mandate of an independent commission on electoral reform, which will begin work in the spring of 2019. The commission will be asked to deliver its final report and recommendations for fall 2019.

The government is asking for the public’s views and priorities on three main areas of electoral reform: the system we use to elect the territorial government; the ways Yukoners participate in democracy both during and between elections (for example, civic education, public engagement, or flexible voting options); and how territorial political parties and elected officials operate before, during and after elections. Yukoners are encouraged to share their views by completing a survey before November 30, 2018.

We committed to create an opportunity for Yukoners to have a conversation about electoral reform. We are fortunate to have strong and vibrant civic engagement here in Yukon and I encourage everyone to share their diverse views on this important topic.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick Facts 
  • The government is seeking feedback from the public on priorities for making your voice heard, putting your vote to work, and how political parties and elected officials work.

  • After the commission delivers its report in fall 2019, the Government of Yukon will review the report and consider improvements to the electoral system.

Contact 

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

Ben Horowitz
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5270
ben.horowitz@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
18-217