It’s election day in Yukon. Here’s what you need to know

Voters across Yukon head to the polls on Monday, bringing an end to an unusual five-week campaign conducted during the coronavirus pandemic and a blustery winter.

Polling stations will be open across the territory from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Advance polls were held a week ago.

Here’s what you need to know in order to cast your ballot and find the results after polls close.

How can I vote? 

Anyone 18 and over is eligible to vote in the territorial election. 

Polling stations are identified on voter information cards that typically arrive in the mail ahead of election day. Yukoners can also enter their address to find the designated polling station for their address through the Elections Yukon website.

If a voter’s name is not on the official list of electors, a registration form can be completed at the time of voting as long as authorized identification is provided.

Forms of authorized identification include government-issued licences or health cards. Alternatively, voters can present two other forms of identification, including a credit card statement and library cards, so long as at least one piece of ID includes the voter’s current address.

A full list of authorized identification can be found here.

COVID-19 protocols at polling stations

Polling stations will be run a bit differently this year due to COVID-19 protocols.

Pencils will be sanitized after each use and people will be expected to wear masks, maintain physical distancing and sanitize their hands when entering and exiting the polls.

People who applied for special ballots must return completed ballots to any returning office, where Elections Yukon has arranged for a delivery service to pick up the special ballots and deliver them to officials before the deadline. 

The cut-off time at each location will vary, and can be found here.

There are returning offices in each of Yukon’s 19 ridings.

Special ballots are not accepted at polling stations, and any received after 8 p.m. on Monday will not be counted.

Following the results

Election results will be posted on Monday night, after polls close and ballots are counted.

CBC Yukon’s live coverage will begin on radio, TV and online at 8 p.m. 

Co-hosts Sandi Coleman and Chris Windeyer will deliver up-to-the-minute results and analysis with a team of CBC reporters and guest panellists.

You can also follow the results online at CBC North, and on the CBC Yukon Facebook page. 

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