This referendum is a rare chance to bring a better kind of politics to BC—it’s called proportional representation. In other countries, this change has meant more collaboration between elected officials, more responsive government, and higher voter turn out.
Recently we’ve seen what can happen when some political parties work together.
We’ve seen collaboration on issues that matter to a majority of voters.
It’s been more than 65 years since the last changes to BC’s voting system. The upcoming referendum gives us a chance for something new—and better.
What happens next?
On May 30, the B.C. government announced the rules for the upcoming vote on proportional representation. According to the recommendations:
As for the vote itself, there will be two questions on the ballot:
For more information, read the Attorney General’s report here.
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