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.
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For further information, please contact:
Alexander King, Public Policy Advisor