These pages focus on the proportional systems on the ballot in BC’s referendum.
QUICK LINK: Dual Member Proportional
LINK: Mixed Member Proportional
QUICK LINK: Rural-Urban Proportional (also called Flexible District PR)
QUICK LINK: Single Transferable
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
All of the proportional systems on BC’s ballot are a huge improvement over our current system, first-past-the-post.
All three systems share these attributes:
- Proportional results
- Retain MLA accountability to a specific geographic area (local or regional)
- Real names
on the ballot – not just parties
- No region to have fewer MLAs than now
- No significant increase in number of MLAs
- 5% provincial threshold to get proportional seats