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Returning Officers

Returning Officers are appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer under section 27 of the Elections Act. Returning Officers are responsible for ensuring electoral events are administered and conducted at a consistent and high standard across the territory. They are directly responsible for the administration, conduct, and reporting of Electorial District-level electoral proceedings. As the local Elections Yukon representatives, Returning Officers are entrusted with upholding the neutrality of the territory's electoral process within their district.

Returning Officer recruitment and selection occurs through an independent merit-based competition.

Current returning officers

The Yukon has 19 returning officers, one for each electoral district. During an election period, each returning officer has a phone number, email address, and an office that is open to the public. Outside of an election period, email or call 1-866-668-8683.

The following Returning Officers have been appointed:


Electoral District Returning Officer

Copperbelt North

Copperbelt North Returning Officer - Melanie Pettefer
Melanie Pettefer

Copperbelt South

Copperbelt South Returning Officer - Brian Fidler
Brian Fidler


Klondike Returning Officer - Dawn Kisoun
Dawn Kisoun


Kluane Returning Officer - Lisa Pauls
Lisa Pauls

Lake Laberge

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Mayo-Tatchun Returning Officer - Joan Hyrve
Joan Hyrve

Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes

Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes - Walter Latour
Walter Latour


Mountainview Returning Officer - Vikki Quocksister
Vikki Quocksister


Pelly-Nisutlin Returning Officer - Lisa Snyder
Lisa Snyder

Porter Creek Centre

Porter Creek Centre Returning Officer - Joanne Green
Joanne Green

Porter Creek North

Porter Creek North Returning Officer - Trina MacLeod
Trina MacLeod

Porter Creek South

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Valerie Dykshoorn

Riverdale North

Riverdale North Returning Officer - Lake Pearson
Lake Pearson

Riverdale South

Riverdale South Returning Officer - Dawn Power

Dawn Power

Takhini-Kopper King

Takhini-Kopper King Returning Officer - Barbara Scheck
Barbara Scheck

Vuntut Gwitchin

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Crystal Linklater

Watson Lake

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Whitehorse Centre

Whitehorse Centre Returning Officer - Aparna Verma
Aparna Verma

Whitehorse West

Whitehorse West Returning Officer - Craig Brooks
Craig Brooks


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To contact a Returning Officer outside of an election period, email or call (867) 667-8683 or 1-866-668-8683 (toll-free).

Contact and Returning Office information will be added once an election is called. 


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