BC Voters Say No to Proportional Representation

John Crawford

Voters in British Columbia have once again rejected a proposal to switch to a system of proportional representation.

Results released this afternoon by Elections BC showed that, of those who mailed in their referendum ballots, 61.3% (845,235) voted for the current First-past-the-post system, while 38.7% (533,518) supported a form of proportional representation.

Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman says 1,403,358 completed voting packages were returned to Elections BC by the December 7th deadline, representing a 42.6% return of registered voters.


This is the third time the idea of using proportional representation has failed in a referendum.

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