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B.C. electoral reform: What's the difference between all these voting systems?

This fall, B.C. will choose whether to keep our current first-past-the-post electoral system, or change to a system of proportional representation. Here's what you need to know.

A quick summary of Dual Member, Mixed Member, and Rural-Urban proportional voting systems

This fall, B.C. will choose whether to keep its current first-past-the-post electoral system or change to a proportional representation model. Here's what you need to know. 2:51

This fall, B.C. will choose whether to keep its current first-past-the-post electoral system, or change to a system of proportional representation.

If a majority of people are in favour of proportional representation (PR), then one of three systems — which voters will rank in order of preference in a second question on the ballot — will be adopted for any future provincial election. 

We'll go into more detail on the three alternatives in the weeks ahead, but watch the video for an overview of the differences.

With files from Tamara Baluja

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Justin is a reporter for CBC Vancouver, covering political stories throughout British Columbia.