Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle
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514-360-1998

National Executive Director
Anita Nickerson
office@fairvote.ca
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Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle, 514-360-1998
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Script author
Julien Lamarche
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613-266-3793




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 2018 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 : 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
Verchères 62.51 % 28470
Richmond 60.36 % 25899
Saint-Jean 60.50 % 25715
Saint-François 65.27 % 25416
Montarville 58.89 % 24884
Taillon 66.24 % 23912
Rosemont 64.75 % 23733
Soulanges 60.77 % 23711
Sherbrooke 65.73 % 23617
Terrebonne 57.03 % 23414
Bourget 72.43 % 23308
Sainte-Rose 63.16 % 23126
Laval-des-Rapides 68.46 % 23093
Brome-Missisquoi 55.62 % 23066
Jean-Talon 67.42 % 22906
Vaudreuil 60.08 % 22789
Borduas 52.22 % 22788
Laporte 64.39 % 22624
Maurice-Richard 70.48 % 22589
Vanier-Les Rivières 54.90 % 22233
Saint-Jérôme 56.26 % 22157
Trois-Rivières 58.93 % 21983
Berthier 54.87 % 21942
Blainville 51.73 % 21920
Groulx 59.39 % 21599
Charlesbourg 51.87 % 21542
Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata 60.82 % 20863
Châteauguay 62.94 % 20821
Taschereau 57.48 % 20784
Chauveau 52.94 % 20722
Hull 66.24 % 20639
Joliette 53.77 % 20566
Labelle 63.50 % 20504
Gatineau 58.26 % 20358
Fabre 62.48 % 20227
Vachon 56.39 % 20203
Louis-Hébert 55.41 % 20192
Marie-Victorin 69.18 % 20098
Verdun 64.49 % 20076
Vimont 63.31 % 19803
Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue 67.92 % 19699
Champlain 48.14 % 19635
Saint-Hyacinthe 48.00 % 19594
Laviolette-Saint-Maurice 54.59 % 19548
Montmorency 49.13 % 19538
Bertrand 58.45 % 19511
Jean-Lesage 65.30 % 19440
Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne 61.94 % 19265
Chapleau 59.58 % 19243
Papineau 53.07 % 19193
La Prairie 56.86 % 19123
Repentigny 50.26 % 18996
Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré 54.63 % 18977
Chicoutimi 60.74 % 18755
Chambly 49.74 % 18745
Mille-Îles 64.18 % 18650
Argenteuil 61.12 % 18629
Johnson 47.04 % 18564
Orford 59.95 % 18134
Huntingdon 62.31 % 18012
Mirabel 45.37 % 17941
Maskinongé 57.58 % 17915
Rimouski 56.08 % 17797
Deux-Montagnes 52.56 % 17768
Lac-Saint-Jean 60.54 % 17544
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière 40.49 % 17539
Lotbinière-Frontenac 46.22 % 17495
Iberville 52.38 % 17483
La Pinière 52.93 % 17404
La Peltrie 42.27 % 17128
Beauharnois 53.30 % 17056
Anjou-Louis-Riel 60.94 % 16852
Sanguinet 56.46 % 16840
Prévost 52.97 % 16754
Pointe-aux-Trembles 61.04 % 16577
Roberval 57.54 % 16003
Jonquière 51.65 % 15901
Laurier-Dorion 52.72 % 15865
Arthabaska 38.16 % 15825
Marquette 57.01 % 15675
Dubuc 59.77 % 15653
Masson 46.95 % 15546
Richelieu 50.21 % 15385
Côte-du-Sud 46.36 % 15204
Drummond-Bois-Francs 43.70 % 15197
Mont-Royal-Outremont 48.66 % 15190
Abitibi-Ouest 65.88 % 14829
Lévis 42.71 % 14474
Chomedey 47.32 % 14357
Bellechasse 46.15 % 13972
Mégantic 52.47 % 13900
L'Assomption 42.97 % 13742
Granby 37.62 % 13613
Bonaventure 61.54 % 13466
Portneuf 45.69 % 13456
Duplessis 65.68 % 13442
Marguerite-Bourgeoys 46.61 % 13412
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 49.95 % 13363
Bourassa-Sauvé 53.84 % 13361
Mercier 45.50 % 13291
Les Plaines 48.78 % 13162
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques 50.72 % 12792
Pontiac 46.11 % 12723
Rousseau 46.76 % 12704
Nicolet-Bécancour 44.71 % 12585
Beauce-Sud 37.32 % 12466
Gouin 40.86 % 12422
Acadie 46.20 % 12286
Abitibi-Est 57.28 % 12024
Nelligan 34.88 % 12008
Gaspé 66.59 % 11965
Viau 53.37 % 11573
René-Lévesque 57.78 % 11024
Saint-Laurent 38.03 % 10845
Beauce-Nord 33.63 % 10154
LaFontaine 41.20 % 10152
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 37.02 % 9899
Jeanne-Mance-Viger 33.68 % 9249
Matane-Matapédia 30.54 % 9083
Jacques-Cartier 28.19 % 8298
Robert-Baldwin 26.15 % 7939
Westmount-Saint-Louis 33.29 % 7258
D'Arcy-McGee 25.68 % 6596
Ungava 73.49 % 6294
Îles-de-la-Madeleine 61.35 % 4690
Québec 53.55 % 2159949




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 1000000 votes
P.Q. 108574 579421 687995 84.22 % 14.5
P.L.Q./Q.L.P. 441107 559930 1001037 55.93 % 31.0
Q.S. 134183 515320 649503 79.34 % 15.4
P.V.Q./G.P.Q. 67870 67870 100.00 % 0.0
C.P.Q. 13768 13768 100.00 % 0.0
P.C.Q./C.P.Q. 59055 59055 100.00 % 0.0
Ind 6462 6462 100.00 % 0.0
C.A.Q.-É.F.L. 1189725 319730 1509455 21.18 % 49.0
N.P.D.Q. 22863 22863 100.00 % 0.0
P.M.L.Q. 1708 1708 100.00 % 0.0
P.L. 1678 1678 100.00 % 0.0
A.P.Q. 521 521 100.00 % 0.0
P51 1117 1117 100.00 % 0.0
B.P. 4657 4657 100.00 % 0.0
C.I.N.Q. 693 693 100.00 % 0.0
V.P. 190 190 100.00 % 0.0
É.A. 1138 1138 100.00 % 0.0
P.N. 3659 3659 100.00 % 0.0
P.Cu.Q. 169 169 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2018-10-20 16:56:12 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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