With less than two weeks until votes in Yellowknife's municipal election are counted, some residents are wondering, where's my ballot?
Yellowknife is holding a vote-by-mail election for the first time.
This means everyone who was registered to vote by Sept. 22 should get a ballot sent to their address. They can either mail it back, drop it in a drop-box at city hall, or bring it to one of two so-called "voter assistance locations" on election day.
The last day to vote is Oct. 17. Ballots received by the city after 7 p.m. that day won't be counted.
But, with seven business days to go before the deadline, several Yellowknifers reported that they hadn't yet received a ballot in their mailbox.
Rob Warburton, a council candidate, reached out to CBC expressing concern over the fact that he, and others, had yet to get a ballot in the mail.
"We're 12 days away [from election day], with a long weekend in between," said Warburton.
"I am concerned about that not being near enough time, even if they show up today … to actually get mailed out and mailed back."
Warburton said he called the returning officer, and she told him the city hasn't yet received the ballots from the printer, and that the printer is in Alberta.
The city declined to confirm this and did not respond to CBC's other questions about the mail-in ballot. Instead, they said they would put out a media advisory on the matter.
That advisory hadn't arrived before publication.
A spokesperson for Canada Post said people in Yellowknife should expect it to take two business days to deliver a piece of mail within the city.
"We would recommend that the ballot kit be mailed in a street letter box for local mail (Yellowknife X1A) no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13," said the spokesperson.