Why We Need to Change How We Vote 

If a party’s candidates only win 40% of the vote, they shouldn’t win all the power – 40% of the vote should mean 40% of the seats.  You should never have to hold your nose and not vote for your preferred candidate, just because you’re worried about someone else you like less getting in.  And no matter where you live in BC, you shouldn’t be shut out of government, the way the Interior is now.  It’s time for your vote to really count, to make politicians more accountable to you.  It’s time for a proportional voting system that will make sure all voices are included in government.

Charter Challenge:
Fair Voting BC has launched a Charter Challenge arguing that our current voting system violates our Charter right to effective representation. Please click the blue button below to learn more about the challenge and to offer your support.


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Why Voting Reform?

Because Our Current Voting System Is Deeply Flawed: Because Effective Representation is Our Right Because British Columbians Are Ready for Change Polls over the past twenty years have shown that voters in BC and Canada are well and truly ready to move forward with adopting a proportional voting system (the green slices in the pie … Continue reading Why Voting Reform?

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The 3 Systems on the Ballot

The three voting systems on the ballot in this fall’s referendum are:  Dual Member, Mixed Member, and Rural Urban Proportional. Guarantees: All three will ensure the following: Seats in the legislature will closely reflect how voters vote in each region of BC Voters will be able to vote for individual candidates The number of MLAs … Continue reading The 3 Systems on the Ballot

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Federal Reform

The Canadian government ran a review process last year with the originally-stated goal of recommending by December a new voting system for Canada.

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