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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 Québec 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.



If you wish to help :
  • Go Sign the Declaration of Voters Rights
  • Share:
  • Donate to Fair Vote Canada
  • Retweet relevant @cyclingzealot, #wastedvotes tweets during the election
  • After the election, follow and retweet @FairVoteCanada and #fairvote
More information is available on the website of Fair Vote Canada





The numbers

Data from indvidual ridings used in this compilation may be from 0 to 30 minutes late.
Riding nameUnrepresented votes %Unrepresented votes
Jean-Talon 92.18 % 8086
Québec 92.18 % 8086




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 100 votes
P.A.P.E. 0 659 659 100.00 % 0.0
P.N. 0 644 644 100.00 % 0.0
P.H.Q. 0 634 634 100.00 % 0.0
A.F.C. 0 630 630 100.00 % 0.0
P.Cu.Q. 0 629 629 100.00 % 0.0
P51 0 610 610 100.00 % 0.0
B.P. 0 598 598 100.00 % 0.0
C.Q. 0 552 552 100.00 % 0.0
B.M.-E.B.H. 0 548 548 100.00 % 0.0
P.C.Q./C.P.Q 0 539 539 100.00 % 0.0
N.P.D.Q. 0 527 527 100.00 % 0.0
P.Li.Q. 0 520 520 100.00 % 0.0
D.D. 0 508 508 100.00 % 0.0
Ind. 0 488 488 100.00 % 0.0
Q.I./I.Q. 686 686 0.00 % 0.1

Results compiled on 2024-04-14 04:30:12 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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