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Trustee Election

The next elections for the Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and the Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022

You are eligible to vote if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen; 
  • have attained 18 years of age, and
  • have resided in Yellowknife for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the day on which you vote. 

Seven (7) individuals will be elected to YK1's Board of Trustees, and seven (7) individuals will be elected to YCS's Board of Trustees. Unlike the municipal election, the School Board elections will not be using mail-in ballots. Instead, voters will be able to cast ballots at multiple locations on Election Day, or during an Advance Vote period. 


Enumeration

Enumeration for the 2022 election is underway. The City of Yellowknife is preparing the official Voters List for the municipal election and School Board elections. Residents who meet the above eligibility criteria are asked to complete and return enumeration cards that were mailed out to all local residences in early July 2022. The official Voters List is only updated through the process of enumeration. Please ensure your voter information is accurate. Do not assume that you are automatically on the list or that your information, including School Board of choice, is accurate. School Support Declarations (for school tax allocation) and the Tax Roll cannot be used to determine your eligibility to vote. You can also update your voter information online here (Am I On The List?)


Residence

Your residence is the place you adopt as your home and to which you intend to return to when you are absent. For the purposes of this election, you may only have one residence. Students living temporarily outside of Yellowknife and who meet all eligibility requirements are still eligible voters. When enumerating, please ensure that your property address is your Yellowknife street address and your mailing address is the address you use to receive mail while temporarily living outside of Yellowknife. 


Important Dates

 September 6, 2022 Nomination Period Begins
 September 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. MST Nomination Period Closes
 October 12, 2022 Last Day to Apply for Proxy Form
 October 17, 2022 Election Day


Voting Locations

 Advance Vote  
 Tree of Peace Friendship Centre 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., OCTOBER 17, 2022
 Multiplex Gym 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., OCTOBER 17, 2022


More Information

For more information regarding voter eligibility, click here. For more information regarding School Board elections, email yk1ycsro@yk1.nt.ca or call (867) 766-5054.

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