Government & Societies
Sites will provide you with background information.
Click on the link below for
an answer key to the activity in the Student Centre.
This Web site has information about
the history of elections in Yukon, who can vote, political parties, and
when elections will be held.
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!
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
- 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.
Click here to download an assessment rubric for Venn Diagrams.
Click here to view the student activity.
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