The results of the survey conducted for the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform are now available to the public.
The Yukon Bureau of Statistics (YBS) administered the survey for the committee from February 15 to April 10, 2022. YBS’s report to the committee can be viewed online:
- Yukon Electoral Reform Survey Report (May 31, 2022) from the Yukon Bureau of Statistics
6,129 Yukoners (17.1% of eligible individuals) completed the survey.
Additional public input sought
As part of its study of potential changes to the voting system, the committee is holding hearings in Yukon communities to gather input from the public.
The first community hearing was held in Whitehorse on May 30, 2022.
Additional hearings are scheduled for 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 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.
Information on types of electoral systems is available at https://www.howyukonvotes.ca/.
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