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The 2015 Territorial General Election is Underway

Monday, October 26, 2015


Following the dissolution of the 17th Legislative Assembly on October 25, the Chief Electoral Officer of the Northwest Territories has issued the Writs of Election for the 2015 Territorial General Election.

General Polling Day for the 2015 Territorial General Election will be Monday, November 23.

Returning Officers in each of the 19 electoral districts will be available to assist electors and prospective candidates during posted office hours.

For those communities that do not have a resident Returning Officer, a local Community Deputy Returning Officer will be available to act as a liaison between Returning Officers and community members in their district. Contact information is available online at

The nomination period for prospective candidates is from October 26 to October 30 at 2:00pm. Candidates have until 5:00pm on October 30 to withdraw. Nomination Papers are available online or from the Returning Officer in the electoral district in which the prospective candidate seeks election. For more information, visit

NWT residents have until 1:00pm on November 5 to update their information or add their name to the Register of Electors. You can register online or by contacting your Returning Officer.

For more information about how to register, what identification is required to cast a ballot, or for a list of voting opportunities and locations, visit  or contact your Returning Officer.

For more information please contact: 

Adrienne Cartwright
Communications Officer
867-767-9100 ext. 16020