Electoral Reform Community Hearings

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The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform is continuing its examination of electoral reform.

As part of its study of potential changes to the voting system, the committee will be holding public hearings in Yukon communities. The hearings will be held in-person in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Mayo, Teslin and Carmacks. The hearings will be live streamed and remote participation will also be possible for individuals unable to attend in person.

The first community hearing will be held in Whitehorse on May 30, 2022.

The goal of the public hearings is to gather input from the Yukon public. 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 also register in advance by accessing the following link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Information on types of electoral systems is available at 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.

Previously, between January 21 and April 22, 2022, the committee held 14 video conference hearings with subject matter experts. Transcripts and recordings of those hearings are available on the committee’s webpage.

The Yukon Bureau of Statistics administered a public survey for the committee from February 15 to April 10, 2022.

The committee is also accepting written submissions. 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 on the committee's webpage.

Public Hearing Schedule

Monday, May 30, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2180-2nd Avenue

Monday, July 11, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Recreation Complex

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mayo Recreation Centre
Curling Lounge

Haines Junction
Thursday, July 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DaKu Cultural Centre

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Teslin Recreation Complex

Watson Lake
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Watson Lake Recreation Centre

Dawson City
Thursday, September 1, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Community Hall

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Town Hall - 411 Main Street