2018 referendum on electoral reform in BC

October 22, 2018 - With the upcoming 2018 province-wide referendum, British Columbians have a chance to make their voices heard regarding electoral reform.

The different voting systems

The referendum will decide what voting system British Columbia uses for provincial elections, from among the following four:

  • First Past the Post (FPTP) – this is British Columbia’s current voting system
  • Dual Member Proportional
  • Mixed Member Proportional
  • Rural-Urban Proportional

Get informed and hear all sides of the debate:

The Canadian Labour Congress supports the BC NDP government’s call for change with Proportional Representation. For more information, please visit their dedicated web pages: http://1944.fyi/CLC-proREP and www.bcndp.ca/pro-rep.

About the referendum

The vote is open to Canadian citizens, 18 or older as of November 30, 2018, and who have been residents of BC for at least six months. You can update your voter information by contacting Elections BC at: www.elections.bc.ca/ovr, or 1-800-661-8683.

Registered voters in BC will get a voting package with instructions on Electoral Reform in the mail between October 22 and November 2, 2018. You can ask for a voting package until Friday, November 23, 2018, at midnight.

Elections BC must receive your ballot by Friday, November 30, 2018, at 4:30 pm (Pacific Time).

For more information about the referendum, please visit http://1944.fyi/Ref-Voters-Guide.

In Solidarity,

USW Local 1944