Queer Votes matter in the upcoming municipal elections! To help the LGBTQIA2S+ community make informed decisions on how to vote in the upcoming election, we've put together a few resources to support our community.
Official List of Candidates
Official List of Candidates (Whitehorse)
Official List of Candidates (Watson Lake)
News Articles on Candidates
CBC: Who's running for mayor and council in Whitehorse and Yukon's communities
CBC: Whitehorse Votes: Meet the 17 candidates for city council
Watson Lake Voting Information
Voting will take place at the Northern Lights Centre.
Regular Polls (Voting Day) is Thursday, October 21st, 2021 from 8am-8pm.
For additional information about voting in Watson Lake, please see the Municipal Election Newsletter:
City of Dawson Voting Information
"All individuals meeting the eligibility criteria contained in section 48 of the Municipal Act and wishing to cast a ballot shall be required to register by swearing or affirming the Oath of Elector Eligibility, contained in Appendix A of this bylaw, in the presence of a Deputy Returning Officer." Section 7.02(a) of the 2021 Dawson Municipal Election Bylaw
City of Dawson Municipal Election
Thursday, October 21, 2021
8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Art & Margaret Fry Rec Centre
Returning Officer: Charles Brunner
Whitehorse Voting Information
The following information is presented below because it may have direct relevance to voters who may be transitioning or recently transitioned. The information has been copied directly from the City of Whitehorse Election Information page available here:
Vote in the upcoming election, Whitehorse!
On October 21, 2021, Whitehorse residents will elect a new Council comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors for a three-year term.
There are several ways to vote in the City of Whitehorse 2021 Municipal Election. They will be available during specific times over the election period. For the first time, Whitehorse electors can register to vote, update their registration information, and apply to vote by mail online.
Who can vote?
To vote, you must:
How do I vote?
You can register in a number of ways for the upcoming election.
We've made it easy and convenient to register early online or in person to speed things along for voters at the polls. But remember, you can still register at all Special Ballot and Advance Polls, and on Election Day right at the voting locations.
Online voter registration closed on Tuesday, September 28 at midnight.
To register, you will need:
In order to vote, you have to prove both your identity and address.
A Yukon driver’s licence or Yukon General Identification card are good examples.
If the address on your Identification is a post office box, please bring another piece of Identification, such as a utility bill to prove you are a resident of the City of Whitehorse.
If you don’t have photo ID, bring two documents that show your name and address, with at least one showing your birthdate. For example, a Health Care card along with a utility bill.
See the List of authorized identification for more information. https://www.whitehorse.ca/home/showpublisheddocument/15333/637660906341600000
No ID? Not sure? We can still help you vote. Contact the City of Whitehorse Elections Office and we will ensure you have the opportunity.
Voting by Special Ballot
This year, any eligible voter can vote early by Special Ballot in the City of Whitehorse Municipal Election – no special restrictions apply!
There are a number of options for voting by Special Ballot:
Please note: Special Ballots sent through the mail must be received at City Hall or in a drop box no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 in order to be counted.
About queer yukon society
Queer Yukon Society supports, promotes, and organizes events for the LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies in Whitehorse, Yukon. Officially incorporated in 2018, Queer Yukon has been organizing Yukon Pride since 2013, as well as many other events to bring together LGBTQ2S+ and allied Yukoners to build a strong and vibrant community.