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   BC Referendum - Electoral System Choice

ELECTION INFORMATION

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Single Transferable Vote

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

5/12/2009 12:00 pm

Polls Open

5/12/2009 10:00 am

Polls Close

5/12/2009 10:00 am

Term Starts

5/12/2009 7:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/9998 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 11/4/2012, Updated 11/4/2012

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NARRATIVE

In 2005 voters had been asked: "Should British Columbia change to the BC-STV electoral system as recommended by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform?" But in 2009 they were asked: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provincial Legislative Assembly? ▪ The existing electoral system (First-Past-the-Post) ▪ The single transferable vote electoral system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform BC-STV would offer a much more proportional representation but would complexify the administration of elections. The proposal was to keep using paper ballots, which would contain more information. Converting the paper votes to results would have been longer and required more human resources. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS RACE: NO = FPTP YES = BC-STV


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CERTIFIED RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2008

971,350
60.91%

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2008

623,420
39.09%

 

Source for election returns: http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/2009Ref/2009-Ref-SOV.pdf


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