The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform is completing its examination of electoral reform.
Final Community Hearings
Community hearings to gather input from the public are being held in-person in September in Dawson City, Whitehorse, Mayo and Carmacks. Remote participation by videoconference is also available for each hearing.
Individuals who would like to present their opinions to the committee are encouraged to register in advance by emailing SCER@yukon.ca or by calling the Legislative Assembly Office at (867) 667-5494.
Individuals wanting to participate through Zoom must register in advance at the following link:
Previously, in-person community hearings were held in Haines Junction, Teslin, and Watson Lake in July and in Whitehorse in May. Between January and April 2022, the committee held 14 video conference hearings with subject matter experts. Transcripts and recordings of the hearings are available on the committee’s webpage (https://yukonassembly.ca/SCER).
Deadline for Written Submissions September 30, 2022
In addition to the public hearings, the committee is accepting written submissions until September 30, 2022. Submissions to the committee may be sent to SCER@yukon.ca. Public submissions received to date are available on the committee’s webpage.
The committee must complete its work and report its findings and recommendations by the 2022 Fall Sitting of the Legislative Assembly.
More information on the committee, including the motion establishing the committee and meeting minutes, is available at https://yukonassembly.ca/SCER
Information on types of electoral systems is available at https://www.howyukonvotes.ca/. A more in depth analysis of the options available was prepared by the committee’s researcher and is contained in Dr. Keith Archer’s report.