In 2018’s election, 16 people ran for a position on Yellowknife’s city council and four battled to become the city’s next mayor.
Cabin Radio spent time interviewing each candidate in depth ahead of the election. Find links to all the interviews on this page.
Join Cabin Radio live for an election special on Monday night – listen live on our website or on the Cabin Radio phone app from 8pm for updates and interviews as results come in.
Of the four candidates for mayor, one was female, as were three of the 16 candidates for council. The NWT Bureau of Statistics shows Yellowknife’s population to be almost a 50-50 split between people who identify as male or female: 10,636 men to 10,198 women as of July 1 last year.
Indigenous representation was also in short supply. A city with 4,983 Indigenous residents as of July 1, 2017 appeared to have generated, at best, two Indigenous candidates out of 20.
Four mayoral candidates tied the 2000 municipal election for the highest this century. In 2003, 17 candidates ran for council.
Rebecca Alty was the first female candidate for mayor of Yellowknife since 2000.
Candidates for mayor
Follow links for full, in-depth mayoral election interviews with each candidate
Candidates for councillor
Silverio, Rommel – did not respond to interview requests
The election takes place on Monday, October 15, between 10am and 8pm.
Polling stations can be found as follows:
Poll 1 (Great Slave) Sir John Franklin High School
Poll 2 (Yellowknife North) St Patrick High School
Poll 3 (Yellowknife Centre) Northern United Place
Poll 4 (Frame Lake) William McDonald School
Poll 5 (Range Lake) Range Lake North School
Poll 6 (Kam Lake) Multiplex Gym
Poll 7 (Yellowknife South) NJ Macpherson School
Not sure where to vote? Call the City at 920-5602 or click here for info.