As part of its work, the Committee retained the services of a team of academics experienced in the field, which prepared a report examining the use of electronic methods of voting in a number other jurisdictions.  That report, Electronic Voting Alternatives to Support the Canadian Constituency (“Report”) can be reviewed by following the link below.

It is important that the Committee consult with Beneficiaries who live in the Canadian Constituency and hear from them on this important discussion.  After consultations have ended, the Committee will review the comments received and may use them as the basis for recommendations it may make for changes in procedures used for elections involving the Canadian Constituency.

HAVE YOUR SAY

The Committee is inviting Beneficiaries who live in the Canadian Constituency to provide comments to the Committee on the Report and the issue of making changes to the method of voting.  In particular, the Committee invites comments about:

  • whether voters are satisfied with current mail-in balloting system for Nunatsiavut Elections;
  • would voters use an exclusively electronic voting system (such as internet or telephone voting) or would like to have the option to use such a system;
  • would adopting an electronic voting system increase the likelihood of voters to vote; and
  • do voters have concerns with security of either the current mail-voting system or electronic voting systems and do those concerns prevent them from voting.

Beneficiaries who live in the Canadian Constituency will be consulted in two ways: by select in-person meetings or by submitting comments by email/mail.

In-person meetings are tentatively scheduled to be held in early 2022 – times and locations to be announced.

You can also send comments by email to [email protected], or by mailing:

Special Committee on Voting Alternatives for the Canadian Constituency
c/o Nunatsiavut Government
P.O. Box 909, Stn. B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Deadline:  Comments must be received by January 31, 2022. 

Please be advised that any feedback or comments received by the Committee will be treated as public documents and may be made publicly available, in full or in part, and published in Assembly reports or other documents or on the Nunatsiavut Government website.

Electronic Voting Alternatives to Support the Canadian Constituency