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It’s time to bring a better kind of politics to BC.

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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. 

That’s why our two electoral reform organizations—Fair Voting BC and Fair Vote Canada-BC—have come together to form the Make Every Voter Count coalition to support the VotePRBC campaign.

 

What happens next?

On May 30, the B.C. government announced the rules for the upcoming vote on proportional representation. According to the recommendations:

  • Voters get to decide our voting system – not politicians.
  • Rural seats are protected. No region of B.C. will have fewer MLAs.
  • Extremist parties can’t get elected. Parties with less than five per cent of the overall vote can’t elect an MLA.
  • There will be lots of time to make an informed decision. Voting will take place from October 22 to November 30 by mail-in ballot.

As for the vote itself, there will be two questions on the ballot:

  • The first question will ask British Columbians about whether or not they should adopt a proportional representation voting system.
  • The second question will ask voters to rank their preferences of three proportional systems.

For more information, read the Attorney General’s report here.

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