A Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is coming!
It’s time to make every vote count in the Yukon
The Yukon’s first-past-the-post, winner-take-all voting system is failing Yukon voters.
The seats in Yukon’s legislature do not reflect how people voted. “Majority” governments can be formed with a minority of the vote. Many voters feel they must vote “strategically”. Many more are shut out of any representation at all.
Yukon needs proportional representation. 30% of the vote should equal 30% of the seats in the legislature, and every vote should count.
The Yukon Legislature has passed a motion to establish the Special Committee on the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform (SCYCA).
The mandate of the committee is to recommend terms of reference (the mandate) for a Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform. They must deliver their recommendations by October 31, 2023. The Yukon Legislature has decided that any recommendation the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly makes for electoral reform will be put to a referendum.
A Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is an exciting opportunity to make democracy better in the Yukon!
We hope that many Yukoners will engage with the Citizens’ Assembly and spread the word to friends and neighbours. The Yukon can become a leader in democratic reform, and we all have a role to play.
Learn more about electoral reform for the Yukon, the progress of the legislative committee, and the work of the Citizens’ Assembly on this website.
Once the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is established, you can follow their work on the Citizens’ Assembly’s own website, too!