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Julien Lamarche
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An unrepresented vote is a vote that will not be represented in the legislature because it did not go to the winning candidate.


Hello,

My name is Julien Lamarche(@cyclingzealot). I am a volunteer for Fair Vote Canada(@FairVoteCanada), an organization that does public education and lobbying to change the voting system so that more votes count.

Below is a compilation of the numbers taken from the Ontario 2022 live election results.

It sorts ridings by percentage of unrepresented votes. An unrepresented vote is a vote that will not be represented in the legislature because it did not go to the winning candidate. At the bottom you will also see unrepresented votes by party.



Winner-take-all :

Winner-take-all systems (both first past the post and preferential ballot - ie Alternative Vote) have a high rate of wasted or unrepresented votes. But most democracies have moved on to some form of proportional voting system which greatly diminish the lack of representation (to about 5% of unrepresented votes). A proportional voting system also eliminates false government majorities.



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The numbers

Data from indvidual ridings used in this compilation may be from 0 to 30 minutes late.
Riding nameUnrepresented votes %Unrepresented votes
Peterborough—Kawartha 61.46 % 32196
Kingston and the Islands 62.34 % 30384
Etobicoke—Lakeshore 62.56 % 30014
Haldimand—Norfolk 64.73 % 29407
Orléans 53.65 % 27757
London West 54.87 % 27361
Toronto—St. Paul's 63.74 % 26883
Durham 54.15 % 26708
Niagara Falls 51.92 % 26575
Oakville 57.01 % 26513
Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas 59.38 % 26484
Ottawa West—Nepean 62.98 % 26393
Beaches—East York 64.58 % 26250
Brantford—Brant 55.83 % 26215
London North Centre 60.86 % 26140
St. Catharines 60.30 % 26033
Simcoe—Grey 48.80 % 25792
Whitby 51.49 % 25676
Northumberland—Peterborough South 49.05 % 25228
Ottawa Centre 45.61 % 25177
Guelph 45.54 % 24898
Oakville North—Burlington 52.82 % 24874
Niagara Centre 60.30 % 24860
Kanata—Carleton 56.50 % 24796
Cambridge 62.95 % 24793
Wellington—Halton Hills 49.39 % 24444
Parry Sound—Muskoka 54.59 % 24306
Waterloo 54.10 % 24298
Pickering—Uxbridge 55.57 % 24024
Carleton 51.86 % 24015
University—Rosedale 62.19 % 23767
Essex 48.94 % 23661
Flamborough—Glanbrook 53.80 % 23648
Oshawa 57.92 % 23629
Mississauga—Lakeshore 54.98 % 23533
Burlington 58.25 % 23379
Etobicoke Centre 51.39 % 23253
Dufferin—Caledon 50.33 % 23198
Kitchener Centre 59.45 % 23144
Niagara West 55.07 % 23016
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek 65.40 % 23000
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock 47.25 % 22980
Simcoe North 50.08 % 22896
Newmarket—Aurora 55.10 % 22890
Eglinton—Lawrence 57.41 % 22654
Markham—Stouffville 51.58 % 22547
Kitchener—Conestoga 59.97 % 22544
Huron—Bruce 48.03 % 22525
Ajax 59.31 % 22352
Ottawa South 54.86 % 22217
Milton 56.93 % 22161
Oxford 49.99 % 22156
Perth—Wellington 53.17 % 22083
Ottawa—Vanier 59.03 % 21974
Bay of Quinte 50.71 % 21964
Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte 57.55 % 21845
Elgin—Middlesex—London 48.92 % 21415
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound 51.36 % 21319
Kitchener South—Hespeler 59.97 % 20937
Nepean 60.71 % 20911
Windsor—Tecumseh 54.08 % 20812
Mississauga—Erin Mills 58.05 % 20745
Mississauga—Streetsville 54.39 % 20587
Scarborough Centre 64.01 % 20404
Don Valley West 56.10 % 20250
Hastings—Lennox and Addington 52.45 % 19997
Mississauga East—Cooksville 59.03 % 19992
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell 57.07 % 19705
Toronto Centre 56.24 % 19632
York South—Weston 63.39 % 19288
Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston 49.69 % 19163
Chatham-Kent—Leamington 52.36 % 19114
Mississauga Centre 56.40 % 19039
Sarnia—Lambton 47.27 % 18991
Scarborough—Rouge Park 54.53 % 18870
Toronto—Danforth 44.61 % 18435
Windsor West 57.88 % 18407
Hamilton Mountain 55.02 % 18341
London—Fanshawe 52.94 % 18134
Barrie—Innisfil 49.75 % 18047
Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes 42.20 % 18000
Scarborough Southwest 52.91 % 17924
Sudbury 59.15 % 17398
Parkdale—High Park 46.48 % 17378
King—Vaughan 42.45 % 17288
Thunder Bay—Atikokan 63.69 % 16941
Don Valley North 52.46 % 16685
Vaughan—Woodbridge 46.22 % 16618
Brampton East 56.70 % 16434
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex 40.57 % 16319
Thunder Bay—Superior North 65.88 % 16230
Thornhill 46.73 % 16133
Willowdale 55.05 % 16092
York—Simcoe 43.24 % 15839
Markham—Unionville 44.13 % 15787
Brampton West 52.03 % 15772
Don Valley East 56.08 % 15723
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke 38.88 % 15625
Brampton South 54.62 % 15622
Mississauga—Malton 54.83 % 15470
Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry 42.50 % 15346
Spadina—Fort York 53.47 % 15337
Nipissing 49.80 % 15267
York Centre 54.21 % 15241
Davenport 42.94 % 15231
Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill 46.74 % 15219
Nickel Belt 49.22 % 15129
Brampton North 54.47 % 15020
Markham—Thornhill 51.18 % 14690
Scarborough—Agincourt 50.92 % 14566
Scarborough—Guildwood 54.15 % 14490
Brampton Centre 58.64 % 14346
Sault Ste. Marie 53.11 % 14278
Richmond Hill 47.44 % 14095
Humber River—Black Creek 65.56 % 13517
Scarborough North 51.54 % 13451
Algoma—Manitoulin 54.02 % 13054
Hamilton Centre 42.74 % 12457
Timiskaming—Cochrane 57.12 % 12323
Etobicoke North 44.65 % 11170
Kenora—Rainy River 40.56 % 6299
Timmins 35.07 % 5104
Mushkegowuk—James Bay 52.84 % 3830
Kiiwetinoong 44.02 % 1908
Ontario 53.66 % 2484691




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 1000000 votes
Ontario Liberal Party /Parti libéral de l'Ontario 130702 969637 1100339 88.12 % 7.3
Ontario NDP/NPD /Ontario NDP/NPD 482642 616004 1098646 56.07 % 28.2
Green Party of Ontario GPO /Parti Vert de l'Ontario PVO 29769 246935 276704 89.24 % 3.6
New Blue /New Blue 0 125980 125980 100.00 % 0.0
Ontario Party /Parti Ontario 0 83718 83718 100.00 % 0.0
INDEPENDENT /INDÉPENDANT 16020 9091 25111 36.20 % 39.8
PC Party of Ontario /Parti PC de l’Ontario 1486562 406400 1892962 21.47 % 43.8
Ontario Moderate Party /Ontario Moderate Party 0 1645 1645 100.00 % 0.0
Ontario People's Front /Front Populaire de l'Ontario 0 367 367 100.00 % 0.0
Communist /Communiste 0 2082 2082 100.00 % 0.0
None of the Above Direct Democracy Party /Aucune de ces Réponses Démocratie Directe Parti 0 7479 7479 100.00 % 0.0
CCP /PCCC 0 568 568 100.00 % 0.0
Libertarian /Libertarien 0 5364 5364 100.00 % 0.0
Populist Ontario /Populiste Ontario 0 2568 2568 100.00 % 0.0
Consensus /Consensus 0 1648 1648 100.00 % 0.0
Freedom Party of Ontario /Parti de la Liberté - Ontario 0 2291 2291 100.00 % 0.0
Public Benefit Party /Parti d'Intérêt public 0 196 196 100.00 % 0.0
Party for People with Special Needs /Parti pour les gens qui ont des besoins spéciaux 0 350 350 100.00 % 0.0
The People /Le Peuple 0 388 388 100.00 % 0.0
Electoral Reform Party /Parti Réforme Électorale 0 182 182 100.00 % 0.0
Alliance /Alliance 0 108 108 100.00 % 0.0
CPO /CPO 0 295 295 100.00 % 0.0
Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party /Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party 0 412 412 100.00 % 0.0
Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda /Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda 0 333 333 100.00 % 0.0
N/A /N/A 0 195 195 100.00 % 0.0
Freedom of Choice, Peace & Justice Party /Liberti de Choix, Paix & Justice Parti 0 172 172 100.00 % 0.0
N O P /P O N 0 283 283 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2022-08-17 06:58:36 PDT. Data used for individual ridings may be from 0 to 30 minutes late.

Code available on Github. If you add "?format=csv" you will get the votes for each party in every riding in tabular format.

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