Northwest Territories general election, 1970
Among the festivities earlier in the year was an official visit by Queen Elizabeth II to open the first Arctic Winter games in Yellowknife. The world famous Polar Bear licence plate was also unveiled.
The centenary election brought up a number of old issues that have been seen in many elections in the past 100 years, mainly the transfer of powers from the federal government to the territory, full self-government, and rights for natives.
This was the first election in which a woman, Lena Pedersen was elected to the Territorial Legislature. She was one of ten elected members and four appointed members who would sit on the council.
The voting age for this election was lowered from 21 to 19.
|Election summary ||# of candidates||Popular vote|
|7th Northwest Territories Council|
|Louis-Edmond Hamelin||New appointed|
Members of the Legislative Assembly elected
For complete electoral history, see individual districts
1967 Northwest Territories Election
|Northwest Territories Elections||Succeeded by
1975 Northwest Territories Election