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Welcome to Elections NWT


This website is intended to help voters, candidates, election officials, and researchers learn more about how territorial elections and plebiscites are conducted in the Northwest Territories.

We are an independent, non-partisan public agency responsible to the Legislative Assembly for the administration of territorial general elections, by-elections, and plebiscites in accordance with territorial election law.

Find out more about how our electoral system works, the results from past elections, or how you might participate in the electoral process.
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Legislative Assembly Proposes Alternative Election Date, November 23, 2014

Proposed bill will move the current election date of October 5, 2015 to November 23, 2015, unless the Prime Minister calls for an earlier federal election by a “trigger date” of April 1, 2015.

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NWT Electoral Boundary Redistribution

On May 28, members of the Legislative Assembly passed Bill 18 – an Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act.
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Review of CEO Auxiliary Report Released

The Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures has released its Review on the Auxiliary Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on Issues Arising from the 2011 General Election more »