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Yukon: Government & Societies  Teacher Centre

Web Links

These Web Sites will provide you with background information.


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?_Geography  Elections Venn Diagram




Web Links

Elections Yukon  

This Web site has information about the history of elections in Yukon, who can vote, political parties, and when elections will be held.

Yukon Newcomers Guide

This Web site is produced by the Northern Research Institute at Yukon College. It contains basic information about living and working in Yukon. Since it is written to assist newcomers to the Yukon, mainly immigrants from other countries, the reading level is suitable for grade 4, 5, and 6 students. Information on the levels of government is easy to find from the left side menu bar. Remind students to scroll down the "Citizenship, Government, Law" section until they reach information about federal and territorial elections-the information is near the bottom of the page!


Answer Key

?_Geography  Elections Venn Diagram

According to the Web site, for federal elections,

  • Yukon people vote for a single member of parliament to serve in the House of Commons.
  • The entire Yukon is one riding.
  • There is no set date for federal elections.
  • There must be an election at least every five years.
  • Canadian citizens who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to vote.
  • Before each federal election, the Elections Canada office lets everyone know how to vote, where to vote, and when to vote.

For territorial elections,

  • To vote, you must have lived in the Yukon for at least 12 months before the election is held.
  • There is no set date for a territorial election, although elections usually take place every four years.
  • When an election is called, officials from Elections Yukon go door-to-door to get the names of all of the people who will vote. Your name must be on the list of electors before polling day if you want to vote.

The Web site stresses that the one important difference is that you must have lived in the Yukon for 12 months before the election is held.

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