About Us

Elections Yukon is in charge of:

  • territorial general, 
  • school council, and 
  • school board elections

Elections Yukon is a non-partisan independent office. It is one of several offices under the Legislative Assembly. 

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) manages electoral events' planning, organization, preparation, and impartial conduct.

Our office is on the lower level of the Jim Smith Building (formerly the Government of Yukon Main Administration Building), located at 2071 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse, Yukon.


Elections Yukon is known as an election management body (EMB). We oversee the planning, organizing, and implementing of Elections for the territory. 

EMBs are an independent, nonpartisan institution for neutral election administration.

Canada has an EMB for each province, territory, and national jurisdiction. Elections Yukon serves as a secretariat to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

We have a leadership team based in Whitehorse. The field leadership team in the 19 electoral districts each elect a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)

Our primary responsibilities are to:

  • maintain a state of territorial election readiness;
  • conduct territory-wide school board elections;
  • conduct local school council elections; and
  • be a member of the Electoral District Boundaries Commission.

Organizational structure

The CEO has a core team in Whitehorse and in the 19 electoral districts across the territory. 

 In the weeks leading to a general election, the team grows to include more than 600 workers on election day. 

Voters from diverse backgrounds serve Yukon's democratic traditions. They uphold all citizens' constitutional rights to choose their government.

Elections Yukon headquarters team

The CEO and team ensure the fair, impartial, and compliant conduct of electoral events in Yukon.

The headquarters team is made up of:

  • Chief Electoral Officer - H. Maxwell Harvey
  • Assistant Chief Electoral Officer - Colleen Madore
  • Administrative Services Coordinator - Carrie Jackson
  • Chief Returning Officer - Dagmar Rudzewitsch

Territorial returning officers

Headquarters manages central administration, while Field leadership handles local election conduct. 

Appointments of Returning Officers are through merit-based competition. They are responsible for preparing, administering, conducting, and reporting on electoral events.
Click here to find your returning officer and electoral district

School returning officers

Appointments for school returning officers happen when the event occurs. 

They conduct:

  • school council
  • school board
  • referendums, and
  • school by-elections



Virtual Public Hearing #1 - July 23

July 23, 2024
July 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Zoom.If you cannot attend the public hearing, you can submit a written statement to the Commission via:Email:…

Virtual Public Hearing #2 - August 13

August 13, 2024
August 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Zoom.If you cannot attend the public hearing, you can submit a written statement to the Commission via:Email:…