A decisive rejection of attempts to overturn the historic electoral system.
A clear majority of B.C. residents have voted to maintain the First Past The Post electoral system.
61% voted to keep the current system, in a decisive rejection of attempts to change to Proportional Representation.
Those pushing for proportional representation had come under criticism for an incoherent message, pushing numerous conflicting potential alternatives.
Here is the breakdown of the final numbers:
61.3% (845,235) voted for First Past The Post electoral system.
38.7% (533,518) voted for Proportional Representation.
1,378,753 votes were counted.
To get a sense of the issues discussed in the referendum, here is a debate between the B.C. Premier & Opposition Leader that was held about a month ago:
Photo – YouTube