How It Works
The public engagement on electoral reform closes Feb. 28, 2018. At that time, Government’s Citizen’s Engagement team will coordinate the analysis of the questionnaire results and a summary of the input gathered during the engagement.
The Attorney General will prepare a report to Cabinet with recommendations. The report will be released to the public in advance of Cabinet’s consideration. The Attorney General is serving as a neutral arbiter throughout the process to ensure the referendum is conducted fairly and in accordance with B.C. law. The Attorney General is recusing himself from all Cabinet and caucus debate and decision-making regarding the referendum.
The referendum will be conducted in fall 2018 through a mail-out ballot. The threshold for the results of the referendum to be binding on government is 50%+1 provincewide.
If a new voting system is approved, legislation will be introduced in time for the scheduled 2021 provincial general election.