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Mark your calendars and plan to vote!

Details on dates and times will be added as we get closer to the election – check back often.

September 1
Online registration and application for vote by mail application opens. You can register online until September 28. You can apply online to vote by mail until October 12.

September 7
Nominations period opens - September 7 is the first day for prospective candidates to submit nominations by appointment only with the Returning Officer at the Whitehorse Elections Office.

September 8 to 11
In-person registration kiosk will be open for limited hours at the Canada Games Centre:

  • Open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 8, 9, 10
  • Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 11

September 23
Nomination Day  – 12 p.m. noon is the deadline for filing of nomination papers. Candidates can file between 10:00a.m. and noon in person in Council Chambers at City Hall.      

September 27
Notice of poll posted – this is the formal notice of the upcoming election and list of candidates. We'll post the notice on public media, and the list of candidates on the website.

September 28
Online registration closes at midnight - don't worry, you can still register in-person if you vote at the special ballot poll, advance polls or at the regular polls on Election Day!

September 29
Special Ballot poll opens at 12 p.m. noon at City Hall:

  • Open during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until October 21 Election Day.

October 8
Deadline to apply online for vote by mail special ballots.

October 14
Advance poll – City Hall and Canada Games Centre from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.

October 15
Deadline for electors with disabilities to apply for a mobile poll to make a home visit. Call the Elections Office at 668-8611 or email for more information.

October 16
Advance poll – Canada Games Centre from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.

October 21  Election Day
Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Decommissioned Fire Hall next to City Hall
  • Canada Games Centre (Flexi-hall)
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (multi-purpose room)
  • Vanier Catholic Secondary School (small gym)
  • École Émilie-Tremblay (gym)
  • Transportation Museum
  • Porter Creek Secondary School (gym)

The Special Ballot poll closes at 2 p.m. All special ballots must be received by 2 p.m. on Election Day (either received through mail or in the drop boxes).

Preliminary results will be available and posted on the site on Election Day after the polls close, and the votes are counted. 

October 22
Recount – if necessary.

October 25
Formal and verified election results will be posted. 

November 1
The new City of Whitehorse Council will be sworn in.