Student Vote Yukon: The Results

November 7th, 2016 by CIVIX

Yukon Liberal Party forms government in territorial Student Vote

More than 1,300 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2016 Yukon territorial election.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of Yukon, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local electoral district.

By 6 p.m. today, 19 schools had reported their election results, representing 13 out of 19 electoral districts in the territory. In total, 1,371 ballots were cast by student participants; 1,272 valid votes, 52 rejected votes and 47 declined ballots.


Students elected Sandy Silver and the Yukon Liberal Party to form government with 7 out of 13 seats and 35.4 per cent of the vote.

Liz Hanson and the Yukon NDP took 4 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 34.8 per cent of the popular vote. Party leader Liz Hanson did not win in the electoral district of Whitehorse Centre.

Darrell Pasloski and the Yukon Party won 2 seats and received 23.3 per cent of the vote.

The Yukon Green Party received 6.3 per cent of the vote but did not win any seats. Party leader Frank de Jong was not elected in the electoral district of Pelly-Nisutlin.

This is the second territorial-level Student Vote project conducted in Yukon, and seventh overall. In the 2015 federal election, 1,177 students participated from 15 schools.




  • There were many close races across Yukon, with 6 electoral districts decided by 5 votes or fewer.
  • The electoral district of Riverdale North had the greatest number of participants with 331 valid votes. Whitehorse Centre was second with 220, followed by Copperbelt South with 210.
  • Whitehorse Centre had 3 schools report results – more than any other electoral district.


Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, a national civic education charity.

The Student Vote project for the 2016 territorial election was made possible with support from Elections Yukon and the Government of Canada.

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