Category: proportional representation

Oct 12

Cariboo-Thompson 2017 Election Results

  First Past the Post Results The five ridings in this table represent the Cariboo-Thompson region as defined in the 2015 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission report. By seat count, it’s 100% Liberal. But those five Liberals actually represent just over 50% of the voters in the region.   The remaining voters, just under 50%, got 0% of …

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Feb 12

Annual General Meeting – 2016

Come to our Annual General Meeting and join the campaign for PR in 2019! Participate in the election of a new board for Fair Vote Vancouver or join a Local Action Team and get directly involved in the campaign for voting system reform. Date: Thursday February 25th Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Place: Roundhouse Community …

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Dec 31

A referendum is beside the point

The debate we should be having on electoral reform has been sidetracked by the question of whether a referendum is needed to approve a change to the voting system.  Proponents of the referendum make the principled claim that the voting system should not be the plaything of any political party, and should only be changed …

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Dec 03

Be Part Of The Strategy

  The Liberal Party campaign promise to “Make Every Vote Count” is very positive for the Fair Vote movement.  It’s a clear recognition of the core problem with our current winner-take-all voting system, which is that the outcome of our elections, i.e. parliament, is not a good representation of the true diversity of our opinion …

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Nov 01

What does it mean to make every vote count?

First past the post is long past its prime. It is a system that was only ever intended to represent ridings, not voters.  But in an age when all citizens have the right to vote, we must also ensure that all those votes count by making sure that all voters are equally represented.

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