1900 Yukon general election

The 1900 Yukon general election was the first general election in the history of the Yukon territory held on October 18, 1900.[1]

1900 Yukon general election
October 18, 1900 1903 →

Both elected seats of the Yukon Territorial Council
  First party Second party
 
Party Yukon Government
Seats won 2 0
Popular vote 2,460 1,407
Percentage 63.62% 36.38%

CampaignEdit

The six-member Yukon Territorial Council was expanded to eight by adding two elected members. This was the smallest general election in Canadian history.

The election was held in a territory wide block style vote with no constituencies. In total four candidates contested the election for the two seats. Two Government candidates and two Yukon Party candidates.

Election nightEdit

The official returns were read by appointed councilor Joseph Clarke.

ResultsEdit

Summary of the 1900 Yukon Territorial Council election results
Affiliation Candidates Elected
members
Popular vote
# %
Yukon 2 2 2,460 63.62%
Government 2 0 1,407 36.38%
Total 4 2 3,867 100%

Vote total by candidatesEdit

Affiliation Name Votes[2] %
  Yukon Party Arthur Wilson 1,326 34.29%
  Yukon Party Alex Prud'homme 1,134 29.33%
  Government Thomas O'Brien 826 21.36%
  Government Auguste Noel[3] 581 15.02%
Total 3,867 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steven Smyth, The Yukon's Constitutional Foundations: Volume One, The Yukon Chronology (1897-1999). Clairedge Press, 1999.
  2. ^ "The Yukon Speaks". The Gazette Montreal. December 13, 1900. p. 6.
  3. ^ "The Yukon Elections". The Victoria Daily Times. October 24, 1900. p. 8.