Nunavut equal representation plebiscite, 1997

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A plebiscite on the equal representation of men and women in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly was held on 26 May 1997 in the area of the Northwest Territories that was to be split off into the new territory of Nunavut.[1] The proposal was rejected by 57.37% of voters, with a voter turnout of just 38.9%.[1]


Should the first Nunavut Legislative Assembly have equal numbers of men and women MLAs, with one man and one woman elected to represent each electoral district?

Choice Votes %
For 1,978 42.63
Against 2,662 57.37
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,640 100
Registered voters/turnout 11,943 38.90
Source: Direct Democracy

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