What is a Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform? 

Yukoners are interested in strengthening our democracy, including reforming our electoral system. A Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is an independent, non-partisan process we can trust.

Citizens’ assemblies are built on the belief that when given the knowledge, resources and time, citizens can find solutions to challenging issues, including those where politicians cannot agree. Hundreds of citizens’ assemblies have been used around the world to tackle tough issues from abortion to climate change.

Participants on a citizens’ assembly are selected like those on a jury, with extra care taken ensure they reflect the population by age, gender, education, ethnicity, and geographic community. Citizens from across the Yukon from all walks of life will be represented.

A Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform will:

  • learn from experts
  • reach out across the Yukon to hear from Yukoners
  • help educate Yukoners about the options for electoral reform
  • make a recommendation that Yukoners can trust – one based on evidence, local needs, and free of partisan interest

As we get more information from the Special Committee on the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform about what our Citizens’ Assembly will look like, and how people can learn and engage with the Assembly, we will post it on this website!

Learn more about citizens’ assemblies on Fair Vote Canada’s website for a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform or on our Resources page. If you have questions, get in touch at yukon@fairvote.ca.