What is this engagement about?
The B.C. Government has introduced legislation to hold a referendum in the fall of 2018, which will ask British Columbians to decide whether B.C. should keep its current voting system (First Past the Post) or move to a system of Proportional Representation. Countries around the world use different voting systems to elect their representatives. How a voting system is designed influences how a society is governed.
You can participate by completing the online questionnaire, reading submissions from organizations (to come), and learning about voting systems used here and elsewhere in the world.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Your input will help shape key elements of the referendum, including ballot design, choice of voting systems included, and public funding distribution during the referendum campaign period.
The engagement closes Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m., at which point results will be compiled into a report by the Ministry of Attorney General and posted to the engagement site. Government will then deliberate and announce details of the referendum before it is held next fall.
More content will be added to the site in the new year, including videos and education kits to download and share.
Details of the Program:
Date: November 23, 2017 – February 28, 2018