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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 Canada 2021 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 votesParticipation rate % (so far)
Nanaimo?Ladysmith 71.17 % 48939 63.97 %
Niagara Falls 62.05 % 43839 62.16 %
London West 63.12 % 43313 68.49 %
Peterborough?Kawartha 60.97 % 42810 70.09 %
West Vancouver?Sunshine Coast?Sea to Sky Country 66.12 % 41959 64.87 %
Essex 58.93 % 41235 66.85 %
Trois-Rivi�res 70.51 % 40974 64.25 %
Saanich?Gulf Islands 62.38 % 40874 70.45 %
Ottawa Centre 54.50 % 40516 77.17 %
Guelph 57.89 % 40389 66.32 %
Simcoe?Grey 52.68 % 40361 63.60 %
Kamloops?Thompson?Cariboo 57.02 % 40167 66.54 %
Brome?Missisquoi 65.04 % 39983 66.26 %
Kingston and the Islands 58.93 % 39781 69.24 %
Brantford?Brant 59.66 % 39447 59.90 %
South Okanagan?West Kootenay 58.68 % 39185 65.62 %
Windsor?Tecumseh 68.17 % 38843 60.87 %
North Okanagan?Shuswap 53.55 % 38771 65.21 %
Northumberland?Peterborough South 55.53 % 38722 69.98 %
Courtenay?Alberni 55.79 % 38638 65.78 %
Edmonton?Wetaskiwin 44.34 % 38503 66.53 %
Niagara Centre 64.99 % 38203 63.49 %
Burlington 54.27 % 37503 69.71 %
Esquimalt?Saanich?Sooke 57.19 % 37486 64.38 %
Victoria 56.10 % 37447 67.29 %
Kootenay?Columbia 56.81 % 36909 68.35 %
Louis-H�bert 61.65 % 36867 74.31 %
Kanata?Carleton 58.21 % 36762 73.52 %
Kelowna?Lake Country 54.71 % 36733 63.90 %
Compton?Stanstead 63.34 % 36608 67.65 %
North Island?Powell River 60.45 % 36430 65.38 %
Sherbrooke 62.48 % 36355 65.61 %
Durham 53.61 % 36307 61.36 %
St. Catharines 62.17 % 36263 64.89 %
Simcoe North 56.95 % 36225 63.18 %
Bay of Quinte 58.71 % 36221 64.95 %
Orl�ans 48.06 % 36182 71.21 %
Nepean 54.95 % 36128 70.85 %
Cowichan?Malahat?Langford 57.22 % 36064 64.37 %
Flamborough?Glanbrook 59.43 % 35699 65.59 %
London North Centre 60.90 % 35699 62.20 %
Berthier?Maskinong� 64.80 % 35606 64.96 %
Glengarry?Prescott?Russell 53.93 % 35545 70.06 %
Carleton 50.11 % 35517 74.57 %
Oakville North?Burlington 53.18 % 35113 66.90 %
Pontiac 56.62 % 35108 65.64 %
Hamilton West?Ancaster?Dundas 55.68 % 34976 71.20 %
Whitby 55.89 % 34691 61.50 %
Terrebonne 58.83 % 34679 66.39 %
Shefford 58.08 % 34629 65.21 %
Vaudreuil?Soulanges 53.53 % 34563 66.94 %
Coquitlam?Port Coquitlam 61.49 % 34262 60.06 %
Dufferin?Caledon 51.98 % 34083 60.83 %
Oshawa 60.29 % 34016 56.45 %
Langley?Aldergrove 54.27 % 33992 65.01 %
Cambridge 61.96 % 33986 61.26 %
Mirabel 53.45 % 33736 63.66 %
Etobicoke?Lakeshore 52.62 % 33710 63.10 %
Longueuil?Saint-Hubert 58.80 % 33656 67.61 %
Central Okanagan?Similkameen?Nicola 52.40 % 33647 64.59 %
Beauport?Limoilou 68.86 % 33498 64.98 %
Pitt Meadows?Maple Ridge 63.34 % 33462 64.38 %
Banff?Airdrie 43.27 % 33311 69.36 %
Kitchener Centre 65.08 % 33307 62.93 %
La Prairie 56.27 % 33278 67.80 %
Calgary Confederation 53.97 % 33264 68.02 %
Qu�bec 64.58 % 33059 67.55 %
Haldimand?Norfolk 52.61 % 32928 67.18 %
Oakville 53.87 % 32863 68.33 %
Oxford 52.95 % 32802 65.15 %
South Surrey?White Rock 57.55 % 32747 65.02 %
Waterloo 54.86 % 32728 69.41 %
Port Moody?Coquitlam 62.82 % 32724 62.74 %
St. Albert?Edmonton 52.44 % 32688 66.34 %
Edmonton Centre 66.31 % 32588 62.83 %
North Vancouver 54.90 % 32564 66.10 %
Vancouver Granville 65.60 % 32510 60.79 %
Saint-Maurice?Champlain 57.55 % 32424 61.65 %
Chatham-Kent?Leamington 59.10 % 32419 63.79 %
Wellington?Halton Hills 47.89 % 32399 67.29 %
Cloverdale?Langley City 60.79 % 32373 60.97 %
Haliburton?Kawartha Lakes?Brock 47.70 % 32303 66.52 %
Lanark?Frontenac?Kingston 51.10 % 32150 70.11 %
Laurentides?Labelle 49.89 % 31990 62.07 %
Nickel Belt 64.82 % 31968 63.84 %
Saint-Jean 53.99 % 31967 66.05 %
Hamilton Mountain 65.85 % 31912 60.61 %
Salaberry?Suro�t 52.20 % 31772 62.67 %
Charlesbourg?Haute-Saint-Charles 55.32 % 31726 68.66 %
Rivi�re-des-Mille-�les 59.44 % 31721 65.44 %
Elgin?Middlesex?London 50.09 % 31586 65.29 %
Portneuf?Jacques-Cartier 48.39 % 31559 68.95 %
Ottawa West?Nepean 54.90 % 31513 68.55 %
Montarville 54.74 % 31461 74.74 %
Hamilton East?Stoney Creek 63.13 % 31435 59.34 %
Lambton?Kent?Middlesex 51.51 % 31261 66.97 %
Argenteuil?La Petite-Nation 61.73 % 31242 61.19 %
Edmonton Riverbend 54.85 % 31226 66.13 %
Newmarket?Aurora 56.22 % 31082 60.58 %
Kitchener South?Hespeler 62.55 % 31058 61.97 %
Louis-Saint-Laurent 48.36 % 31000 67.80 %
Mississauga?Lakeshore 55.06 % 30975 63.82 %
Bellechasse?Les Etchemins?L�vis 48.98 % 30944 66.78 %
Kitchener?Conestoga 60.70 % 30928 68.25 %
Pickering?Uxbridge 53.12 % 30896 62.16 %
Beauport-C�te-de-Beaupr�-�le d'Orl�ans-Charlevoix 61.56 % 30866 65.64 %
Th�r�se-De Blainville 58.83 % 30762 63.75 %
Vancouver Centre 59.56 % 30744 57.01 %
Edmonton West 54.85 % 30711 62.14 %
L�vis?Lotbini�re 48.38 % 30676 70.31 %
Ch�teauguay?Lacolle 62.97 % 30654 62.29 %
Beloeil?Chambly 46.91 % 30646 68.75 %
Sarnia?Lambton 53.79 % 30607 67.22 %
Ottawa South 51.19 % 30454 66.71 %
Sherwood Park?Fort Saskatchewan 42.45 % 30306 73.94 %
Parkdale?High Park 57.55 % 30236 65.83 %
Delta 57.74 % 30200 67.54 %
Edmonton Mill Woods 62.09 % 30122 63.45 %
Sudbury 65.48 % 30102 62.22 %
Niagara West 54.40 % 30071 71.62 %
Calgary Rocky Ridge 45.47 % 30050 66.33 %
Huron?Bruce 49.07 % 30027 69.97 %
Hastings?Lennox and Addington 54.91 % 30016 66.09 %
Etobicoke Centre 51.98 % 29915 64.09 %
Spadina?Fort York 61.10 % 29830 54.64 %
Burnaby North?Seymour 60.46 % 29739 62.29 %
Bruce?Grey?Owen Sound 50.82 % 29687 64.29 %
Ottawa?Vanier 50.95 % 29569 65.80 %
Renfrew?Nipissing?Pembroke 50.50 % 29551 66.79 %
South Shore?St. Margarets 59.10 % 29550 63.17 %
Hochelaga 61.86 % 29509 61.63 %
Beauce 51.71 % 29466 66.74 %
Halifax 57.26 % 29343 68.13 %
Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes 49.47 % 29326 68.48 %
Calgary Shepard 39.63 % 29148 64.23 %
Marc-Aur�le-Fortin 55.89 % 29135 67.26 %
Nipissing?Timiskaming 61.25 % 29091 63.20 %
London?Fanshawe 56.56 % 29086 56.62 %
Edmonton Manning 58.93 % 29007 55.36 %
Parry Sound?Muskoka 52.07 % 28900 65.01 %
Repentigny 48.33 % 28853 65.98 %
Calgary Centre 48.70 % 28833 63.04 %
Barrie?Springwater?Oro-Medonte 54.91 % 28684 63.64 %
Richmond?Arthabaska 50.12 % 28646 66.28 %
Markham?Stouffville 49.01 % 28619 60.78 %
Perth?Wellington 51.45 % 28593 65.79 %
Longueuil?Charles-LeMoyne 59.56 % 28570 59.86 %
Rosemont?La Petite-Patrie 51.43 % 28280 67.94 %
Chilliwack?Hope 54.01 % 28173 61.36 %
Saint-Hyacinthe?Bagot 52.55 % 27866 65.56 %
Fredericton 62.97 % 27746 67.17 %
Laurier?Sainte-Marie 62.04 % 27715 56.81 %
Barrie?Innisfil 52.33 % 27701 59.12 %
King?Vaughan 54.93 % 27461 49.00 %
Rivi�re-du-Nord 47.77 % 27386 59.07 %
Davenport 57.87 % 27377 61.75 %
Calgary Skyview 57.64 % 27341 54.88 %
Drummond 53.38 % 27323 61.33 %
Toronto?St. Paul's 50.78 % 27269 65.63 %
La Pointe-de-l'�le 53.34 % 27245 62.31 %
Charleswood?St. James?Assiniboia?Headingley 60.00 % 27166 69.66 %
Windsor West 55.76 % 27152 53.35 %
LaSalle?�mard?Verdun 57.07 % 27030 60.78 %
Toronto?Danforth 51.64 % 26928 65.80 %
Vancouver Quadra 56.37 % 26891 63.54 %
Milton 48.54 % 26883 62.60 %
Sackville?Preston?Chezzetcook 58.69 % 26768 63.52 %
Alfred-Pellan 52.17 % 26740 66.63 %
Winnipeg South Centre 54.45 % 26557 69.82 %
Jonqui�re 58.14 % 26438 63.20 %
Mississauga?Streetsville 52.72 % 26426 58.69 %
Halifax West 51.51 % 26287 64.97 %
Gatineau 49.96 % 26230 63.76 %
Thunder Bay?Rainy River 65.74 % 26205 61.69 %
Lethbridge 44.35 % 26156 66.09 %
Laval?Les �les 51.07 % 25839 61.91 %
Fleetwood?Port Kells 54.75 % 25835 58.73 %
Provencher 51.32 % 25607 67.49 %
Edmonton Griesbach 59.46 % 25602 53.73 %
Kildonan?St. Paul 58.19 % 25572 66.11 %
Saint Boniface?Saint Vital 56.22 % 25561 66.25 %
Eglinton?Lawrence 51.52 % 25560 61.79 %
Vimy 50.23 % 25546 58.89 %
Sturgeon River?Parkland 38.39 % 25519 70.62 %
Vaughan?Woodbridge 53.99 % 25463 58.91 %
Calgary Midnapore 39.34 % 25383 68.08 %
Joliette 44.99 % 25285 62.34 %
New Westminster?Burnaby 51.23 % 25270 57.09 %
Pierre-Boucher?Les Patriotes?Verch�res 45.74 % 25268 68.95 %
Lac-Saint-Louis 43.74 % 25248 69.66 %
Aurora?Oak Ridges?Richmond Hill 54.76 % 25132 55.01 %
Sault Ste. Marie 62.09 % 24948 61.19 %
Cariboo?Prince George 49.18 % 24942 59.84 %
York?Simcoe 50.03 % 24931 53.74 %
Winnipeg South 52.54 % 24822 68.16 %
Mississauga?Erin Mills 48.95 % 24806 58.56 %
University?Rosedale 52.47 % 24784 61.33 %
Chicoutimi?Le Fjord 58.99 % 24778 65.35 %
Kings?Hants 55.08 % 24764 63.42 %
Lac-Saint-Jean 49.27 % 24731 60.70 %
Thunder Bay?Superior North 59.28 % 24590 63.61 %
Calgary Signal Hill 41.02 % 24490 67.36 %
Ville-Marie?Le Sud-Ouest?�le-des-Soeurs 49.46 % 24445 56.98 %
Thornhill 48.69 % 24375 58.84 %
Hull?Aylmer 47.53 % 24357 66.53 %
Regina?Lewvan 53.17 % 24268 67.15 %
Mission?Matsqui?Fraser Canyon 56.21 % 24267 61.52 %
Burnaby South 59.66 % 24226 51.15 %
Montcalm 46.79 % 24074 57.04 %
Brossard?Saint-Lambert 45.90 % 24030 63.79 %
Ahuntsic-Cartierville 47.62 % 24007 64.16 %
Richmond Hill 52.29 % 23878 55.57 %
Montmagny?L'Islet?Kamouraska?Rivi�re-du-Loup 49.56 % 23694 62.10 %
Algoma?Manitoulin?Kapuskasing 59.78 % 23628 59.88 %
Abbotsford 52.06 % 23453 59.62 %
Stormont?Dundas?South Glengarry 44.44 % 23398 62.10 %
Moncton?Riverview?Dieppe 50.92 % 23302 61.74 %
Markham?Unionville 51.45 % 23266 52.03 %
Pierrefonds?Dollard 43.99 % 23010 64.66 %
Fundy Royal 51.65 % 22922 66.72 %
Dorval?Lachine?LaSalle 47.59 % 22908 59.19 %
Saskatoon?Grasswood 50.09 % 22844 68.71 %
Mississauga East?Cooksville 49.96 % 22769 55.64 %
Toronto Centre 49.65 % 22746 57.42 %
Calgary Heritage 42.34 % 22672 66.40 %
Red Deer?Mountain View 35.75 % 22640 71.06 %
B�cancour?Nicolet?Saurel 45.20 % 22604 63.51 %
Papineau 49.70 % 22575 63.51 %
Abitibi?T�miscamingue 49.39 % 22565 56.47 %
Timmins?James Bay 64.91 % 22438 55.40 %
Steveston?Richmond East 57.53 % 22406 52.77 %
Calgary Nose Hill 44.43 % 22392 61.23 %
Don Valley West 47.25 % 22216 66.29 %
Beaches?East York 43.42 % 22197 65.05 %
Red Deer?Lacombe 35.78 % 22174 66.16 %
Saskatoon?University 52.05 % 22128 69.17 %
Sydney?Victoria 60.76 % 22062 61.56 %
Beaus�jour 44.42 % 21832 67.98 %
Cumberland?Colchester 53.98 % 21816 60.13 %
Central Nova 53.84 % 21792 66.66 %
West Nova 49.62 % 21767 62.65 %
Mississauga Centre 45.78 % 21712 56.32 %
Vancouver East 43.60 % 21622 55.00 %
Portage?Lisgar 47.48 % 21537 66.96 %
Surrey Centre 56.07 % 21524 51.66 %
Rimouski-Neigette?T�miscouata?Les Basques 50.98 % 21481 61.05 %
Ajax 43.17 % 21479 54.12 %
Skeena?Bulkley Valley 57.42 % 21470 55.72 %
Dartmouth?Cole Harbour 46.94 % 21419 61.23 %
Selkirk?Interlake?Eastman 42.94 % 21299 66.24 %
Hamilton Centre 51.30 % 21175 56.39 %
Notre-Dame-de-Gr�ce?Westmount 46.24 % 21081 62.66 %
Cape Breton?Canso 53.54 % 21072 65.57 %
Elmwood?Transcona 50.31 % 21048 59.93 %
St. John's East 54.84 % 20932 57.61 %
Brampton West 44.69 % 20829 54.30 %
Richmond Centre 60.66 % 20721 46.22 %
Edmonton Strathcona 39.32 % 20533 69.37 %
Vancouver South 50.57 % 20373 54.79 %
Brampton South 49.02 % 20310 55.17 %
M�gantic?L'�rable 43.74 % 20307 65.48 %
Long Range Mountains 55.61 % 20269 53.33 %
Outremont 54.61 % 20106 57.22 %
Saint John?Rothesay 53.60 % 20075 59.32 %
Willowdale 48.81 % 20061 54.75 %
Foothills 30.77 % 19760 72.80 %
Gasp�sie?Les �les-de-la-Madeleine 53.61 % 19759 57.46 %
Brampton North 45.74 % 19737 57.89 %
Mississauga?Malton 47.23 % 19482 54.07 %
York Centre 52.71 % 19428 53.40 %
Honor�-Mercier 40.03 % 19376 64.06 %
Regina?Wascana 50.10 % 19339 63.90 %
Prince George?Peace River?Northern Rockies 39.26 % 19315 62.07 %
Brampton East 46.51 % 19231 54.56 %
Calgary Forest Lawn 55.45 % 19214 48.16 %
Vancouver Kingsway 47.72 % 19164 54.07 %
Avalon 49.90 % 18536 53.31 %
Saskatoon West 54.64 % 18527 55.91 %
Don Valley North 45.56 % 18468 55.33 %
Scarborough Southwest 42.50 % 18349 56.82 %
New Brunswick Southwest 50.02 % 18320 67.36 %
Miramichi?Grand Lake 56.26 % 18285 67.26 %
Brampton Centre 52.34 % 17782 54.05 %
Abitibi?Baie-James?Nunavik?Eeyou 62.08 % 17652 44.92 %
Peace River?Westlock 36.98 % 17303 63.22 %
Yellowhead 33.84 % 17189 69.22 %
Mount Royal 42.31 % 17078 57.34 %
Scarborough Centre 42.41 % 17033 54.79 %
Scarborough?Rouge Park 37.22 % 17018 61.34 %
York South?Weston 43.88 % 16926 51.08 %
Coast of Bays?Central?Notre Dame 53.11 % 16907 51.46 %
Surrey?Newton 46.13 % 16889 56.20 %
Tobique?Mactaquac 49.02 % 16864 61.98 %
Battle River?Crowfoot 28.71 % 16841 73.16 %
Grande Prairie?Mackenzie 31.58 % 16779 64.44 %
Medicine Hat?Cardston?Warner 34.63 % 16766 61.46 %
Manicouagan 47.37 % 16581 50.19 %
Moose Jaw?Lake Centre?Lanigan 39.61 % 16315 69.66 %
Lakeland 30.57 % 16094 68.05 %
Bonavista?Burin?Trinity 53.41 % 16019 52.05 %
Scarborough?Agincourt 43.46 % 15918 53.16 %
Dauphin?Swan River?Neepawa 41.01 % 15796 62.24 %
Bow River 30.24 % 15462 63.47 %
Brandon?Souris 40.43 % 15427 61.86 %
Saint-Laurent 40.90 % 15261 57.36 %
St. John's South?Mount Pearl 43.83 % 15198 53.01 %
Acadie?Bathurst 35.19 % 15105 64.78 %
Kenora 57.43 % 14980 57.58 %
Don Valley East 40.10 % 14969 59.12 %
Winnipeg North 47.65 % 14966 50.78 %
Markham?Thornhill 38.46 % 14819 55.70 %
Winnipeg Centre 49.71 % 14787 52.22 %
Bourassa 39.61 % 14629 56.57 %
Scarborough?Guildwood 38.90 % 14606 57.98 %
Etobicoke North 40.39 % 14363 50.17 %
Fort McMurray?Cold Lake 32.23 % 13908 56.53 %
Malpeque 58.19 % 13795 75.36 %
Madawaska?Restigouche 44.82 % 13692 61.58 %
Avignon?La Mitis?Matane?Matap�dia 40.21 % 13299 56.61 %
Yukon 66.65 % 12935 64.69 %
Carlton Trail?Eagle Creek 31.39 % 12897 70.28 %
Saint-L�onard?Saint-Michel 30.62 % 12804 57.49 %
Humber River?Black Creek 39.31 % 12654 49.57 %
Regina?Qu'Appelle 38.10 % 12559 59.95 %
Prince Albert 35.11 % 12085 60.17 %
Cardigan 49.42 % 10919 72.71 %
Yorkton?Melville 31.35 % 10864 66.47 %
Scarborough North 33.43 % 10637 50.56 %
Desneth�?Missinippi?Churchill River 51.22 % 10538 44.75 %
Egmont 53.79 % 10521 69.32 %
Churchill?Keewatinook Aski 57.43 % 10295 36.58 %
Charlottetown 53.30 % 10181 71.08 %
Cypress Hills?Grasslands 28.47 % 9759 69.39 %
Battlefords?Lloydminster 31.28 % 9712 61.67 %
Souris?Moose Mountain 23.62 % 9291 76.96 %
Northwest Territories 61.78 % 8708 47.21 %
Labrador 57.33 % 5534 48.30 %
Nunavut 52.33 % 3762 34.07 %
Canada 52.15 % 8883921 62.89 %




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 1000000 votes
Conservative 3279274 2468136 5747410 42.94 % 20.7
NDP-New Democratic Party 525554 2510794 3036348 82.69 % 8.2
People's Party - PPC 0 840993 840993 100.00 % 0.0
Liberal 3525083 2031546 5556629 36.56 % 28.8
Green Party 42520 354468 396988 89.29 % 5.0
Christian Heritage Party 0 8985 8985 100.00 % 0.0
Communist 0 4700 4700 100.00 % 0.0
Independent 0 25605 25605 100.00 % 0.0
Parti Rhinocéros Party 0 6085 6085 100.00 % 0.0
Marxist-Leninist 0 4532 4532 100.00 % 0.0
Free Party Canada 0 47252 47252 100.00 % 0.0
Libertarian 0 4765 4765 100.00 % 0.0
Maverick Party 0 35178 35178 100.00 % 0.0
VCP 0 1246 1246 100.00 % 0.0
Animal Protection Party 0 2546 2546 100.00 % 0.0
No Affiliation 0 6876 6876 100.00 % 0.0
National Citizens Alliance 0 476 476 100.00 % 0.0
Centrist 0 648 648 100.00 % 0.0
CFF - Canada's Fourth Front 0 105 105 100.00 % 0.0
Marijuana Party 0 2031 2031 100.00 % 0.0
Bloc Québécois 777891 523724 1301615 40.24 % 24.6
Pour l'Indépendance du Québec 0 2934 2934 100.00 % 0.0
Parti Patriote 0 244 244 100.00 % 0.0
Nationalist 0 52 52 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2021-10-26 14:49:25 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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