Sample Ballots for BC PR Systems
Find below sample ballots for Dual Member Proportional, Mixed Member Proportional and Rural-Urban Proportional.
To understand the basic ideas behind designing a made-for-BC proportional voting system (top-up seats, multi-member ridings, or a combination), start with the introduction here.
To learn more about each of the three systems on the referendum ballot, including the “in a nutshell” version, visit the pages here:
QUICK LINK: Dual Member Proportional
QUICK LINK: Mixed Member Proportional
QUICK LINK: Rural-Urban Proportional (also called Flexible District PR)
QUICK LINK: Single Transferable Vote (STV)
Note: Single Transferable Vote is not on the ballot in BC’s referendum but is a key component of Rural-Urban Proportional. With Rural-Urban Proportional, STV would be used in the urban and semi-urban areas.
In 2015, three parties - the Liberals, the NDP and the Greens, representing 63% of voters - promised that if elected, 2015 would be the last election under first-past-the-post.
The NDP and Greens promised to implement proportional representation. The Liberals promised to end first-past-the-post, listen to expert advice and follow evidence-based policy on electoral reform, and to "make every vote count."