May 02

How Many Votes Do You Need To Win?

Fair and democratic representation should mean that every vote is treated approximately equally.

With FPTP, smaller parties need a much greater number of votes to win a seat.  This is because they are not concentrated enough in one riding.

This table shows how many votes were needed to elect one member for each of the three major parties in the 2013 BC election.

Should we deny these 146,000 plus Green voters a proportionate voice in the legislature?  Is this the kind of democracy we want?

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