According to section 79 of the Act, a person is eligible to be a Candidate in a territorial general election if, on the day they file their Nomination Paper:
- they are a Canadian citizen
- they are 18 years of age or older
- they been ordinarily resident in the Northwest Territories for a period of at least 12 months on the day his or her nomination paper is filed.
A person is NOT eligible to be a Candidate in a territorial general election if:
- they are the Chief Electoral Officer or another election officer
- they are an official agent for another candidate
- they are a sitting member of Parliament or of another territorial or provincial legislature
- they are currently imprisoned in a correctional institution
- they have been convicted of a major election offence in the previous 5 years
Candidates are not required to live in the electoral district in which they are seeking election. You cannot file a Nomination Paper to be a Candidate in more than one electoral district.