2018 Electoral Reform Referendum

B.C. is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. The referendum is being held by mail from October 22 to November 30, 2018. Registered voters will get a voting package in the mail from Elections BC between October 22 and November 2, 2018. The following sites will help you learn about the characteristics of each voting system on the ballot, and become informed on all sides in the debate.

On the Web

Elections BC - Referendum Resources

Update your voter information to ensure you receive your voter package, and check out Election BC's very informative Voter's Guide which covers how to vote as well as run downs of the different voting systems. 

Fair Vote Canada BC

A great introduction to voting models for BC which focusses on the proportional systems on the ballot in BC's referendum.

Library of Parliament - Background Paper on Electoral Reform

A 2016 paper entitled "Electoral Systems and Electoral Reform in Canada and Elsewhere: An Overview" published by Library of Parliament that provides impartial background context and an overview of electoral reform. 

UBC - Resources: Electoral Reform in Canada

Great resource from UBC's Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions that includes videos, reports, and links to other resources that explain the issues and systems around electoral reform.


Referendum Ready: Electoral Reform Info Session with Dr. Gerald Baier