The City of Yellowknife (the City) reminds residents that nominations for candidates for the 2022 Municipal Election open on September 6, 2022, and close on September 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eight councillor and one Mayor position are available. Serving on City Council can be a rewarding experience. A diverse range of voices from throughout our community are needed to create innovative solutions to the challenges Council and Yellowknifers face and plan for our community’s future.

To run for Council one must:

-          Be a Canadian Citizen;

-          Be at least 18 years of age;

-          You have, for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the day nominations close, been ordinarily resident in the electoral district;

-          You are not disqualified by sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Local Authorities Elections Act; and

-          Not be impacted by a factor that would make a candidate ineligible (the full list can be found here:

It is the responsibility of each candidate to verify their eligibility to be nominated. Other important information for prospective candidates can be found on the City’s website at: