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Voter Registration

You must be accurately registered with Elections NWT before you can vote. Voter registration is one method used by Elections NWT to ensure that only eligible northerners are voting.

Who is Eligible to be an Elector?

You are eligible to be an elector if:

  • You are 18 years of age on or before ordinary polling day
  • You are a Canadian Citizen
  • You have been a resident of the NWT for 6 consecutive months as of ordinary polling day

How to Register or Update Your Information

If you are not accurately listed on the Register of Electors, you will be asked to take an oath at the polling station. You will be required to show proper identification, to verify your name and current address.


The Elections and Plebiscites Act contains several provisions to ensure the protection and privacy of information. The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer takes very seriously the obligation to protect information held in the Register of Territorial Electors. The law demands that only basic personal information (for example: name, date of birth, residential address) be held in the register and that it only be used for election purposes.