Single Non-Transferable Vote

How It Works:

  • There are fewer, or possibly only one, electoral districts, within which multiple candidates are elected.

How You Vote:

  • You vote for a single candidate in your district.
  • The candidates with the highest number of votes win the district and fill that district’s designated number of seats.

What Should I Consider:

  • As there may be as few as one electoral district, the elected candidates may not accurately represent the variety of communities and populations of the Yukon.
  • It is possible that a single candidate from one party may receive a large number of votes, but multiple candidates from another party split fewer votes. If all three are elected, their parties would be disproportionately represented.
    • Example: Candidate A (Party A) receives 500 votes, while other Party A candidates receive under 100.
    • Candidates B and C (Party B) each receive 100 votes.
    • Candidates A, B, and C are elected. Party A receives only one seat to Party B’s two, despite having more than double Party B’s number of votes. 


For more information on the electoral system options for Yukon, please see the report prepared by Keith Archer.


Special Committee on Electoral Reform