Chilliwack – While everyone’s sites seem to be fixed on October 20th Municipal Elections, and the races for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees, there is another date that is just as important.
It too, will affect election outcomes later on.
The Provincial referendum on Proportional Representation will take place by postal ballot between October 22 and November 30.
Chilliwack MLA John Martin has gone out of his way on social media bestowing the downside of the idea. Attorney General David Eby has been a vocal advocate of the system.
The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce have taken to Facebook with an information campaign for both pro and con:
What is First Past the Post?
A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all.
What is Proportional Representation?
Proportional representation (PR) is a democratic principle specifying that people should be represented in proportion to how they voted. This means the percentage of seats a party has in the legislature should reflect the percentage of people who voted for that party.
Three Proportional Systems Explained in less than 5 minutes….