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To be eligible to vote in a territorial election, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be 18 years old on or before polling day
  • have been a resident of the NWT for at least 12 months prior to polling day

You must be accurately registered with Elections NWT before you can cast a ballot. If you have recently turned 18 years of age, moved to the territory or moved within the territory and are eligible to vote, you are strongly encouraged to register.

In order to receive a ballot, an elector must prove their identity and place of residence. Voters are strongly encouraged to arrive to the polls with proper identification.

Without proper identification, a ballot may still be cast, but the process will take more time and effort.

Visit the Voter Identification section of this website for information on how to cast a ballot if you cannot meet the identification requirements.