Statement | Electoral Reform Results

 

On December 20, 2018, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum. Of the over 1.4 million ballots cast, 61.3% voted to maintain the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system currently used in BC, while 38.7% opted for a switch to proportional representation (PR). Voter turnout for the referendum was 42.6%.

In all four ridings within the Tri-Cities voters chose to remain with the FPTP system. Turnout was highest in Port Moody-Coquitlam at 43.5%.

During the campaign period, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce made it a priority to remain an impartial and non-partisan source of information for all the options on the ballot. This culminated with us hosting a successful panel discussion with representatives from the pro-PR side, the pro-FPTP side, and Elections BC.

Riding specific data for the Tri-Cities can be found below. For the rest of the provincial data from Elections BC, please click here.

 

  FPTP
votes
FPTP
%
PR
votes
PR
%
Total valid votes Invalid votes Turnout
Provincial total 845,235 61.30% 533,518 38.70% 1,378,753 10,209 42.6%
Totals by electoral district
Coquitlam-Burke Mountain 10,257 65.67% 5,363 34.33% 15,620 99 37.2%
Coquitlam-Maillardville 9,135 63.24% 5,310 36.76% 14,445 111 38.9%
Port Coquitlam 10,029 61.67% 6,234 38.33% 16,263 139 39.4%
Port Moody-Coquitlam 9,989 59.73% 6,735 40.27% 16,724 84 43.5%

 

 For further information, please contact:

Alexander King, Public Policy Advisor

604.634.0105