Fair Vote Saskatchewan Co-Spokesperson
Nancy Carswell
fairvotesask@gmail.com
306-631-6195

National Executive Director
Kelly Carmichael
office@fairvote.ca
705-559-9657

Script author
Julien Lamarche
julien.lamarche@gmail.com
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 Saskatchewan 2016 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
REGINA PASQUA 55.94 % 4894
SASKATOON WESTVIEW 50.80 % 3991
REGINA ROCHDALE 40.96 % 3971
SASKATOON EASTVIEW 46.68 % 3577
SASKATOON CHURCHILL-WILDWOOD 47.62 % 3519
REGINA UNIVERSITY 50.98 % 3514
SASKATOON MEEWASIN 49.50 % 3396
REGINA ROSEMONT 46.08 % 3382
REGINA WALSH ACRES 48.79 % 3379
SASKATOON UNIVERSITY 52.13 % 3307
REGINA LAKEVIEW 43.60 % 3306
REGINA DOUGLAS PARK 50.39 % 3271
REGINA CORONATION PARK 52.23 % 3271
REGINA NORTHEAST 45.43 % 3237
REGINA WASCANA PLAINS 34.88 % 3178
SASKATOON FAIRVIEW 51.66 % 3135
MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW 47.17 % 3088
PRINCE ALBERT CARLTON 45.30 % 2890
SASKATOON NUTANA 43.31 % 2884
SASKATOON RIVERSDALE 51.97 % 2862
REGINA GARDINER PARK 40.65 % 2861
MOOSE JAW NORTH 39.57 % 2824
PRINCE ALBERT NORTHCOTE 51.11 % 2819
SASKATOON STONEBRIDGE-DAKOTA 30.19 % 2815
THE BATTLEFORDS 39.29 % 2749
LAST MOUNTAIN-TOUCHWOOD 37.94 % 2571
SASKATOON SILVERSPRING-SUTHERLAND 36.32 % 2530
SASKATOON WILLOWGROVE 27.96 % 2520
SASKATOON SOUTHEAST 32.35 % 2474
INDIAN HEAD-MILESTONE 32.41 % 2451
BATOCHE 34.97 % 2394
SASKATOON NORTHWEST 34.58 % 2346
KINDERSLEY 32.18 % 2251
ARM RIVER 26.63 % 2224
SASKATCHEWAN RIVERS 33.08 % 2223
SASKATOON CENTRE 42.74 % 2205
KELVINGTON-WADENA 30.02 % 2178
CANORA-PELLY 32.51 % 2047
LUMSDEN-MORSE 24.95 % 2032
MELVILLE-SALTCOATS 27.68 % 2006
CUMBERLAND 37.45 % 1998
HUMBOLDT-WATROUS 25.49 % 1966
WOOD RIVER 23.99 % 1906
MOOSOMIN 27.93 % 1898
ROSTHERN-SHELLBROOK 28.39 % 1859
BIGGAR-SASK VALLEY 23.46 % 1817
MEADOW LAKE 29.60 % 1812
MARTENSVILLE-WARMAN 20.60 % 1764
YORKTON 27.25 % 1763
ROSETOWN-ELROSE 22.76 % 1736
REGINA ELPHINSTONE-CENTRE 40.66 % 1733
WEYBURN-BIG MUDDY 21.27 % 1650
MELFORT 22.87 % 1641
CARROT RIVER VALLEY 23.96 % 1588
ESTEVAN 22.13 % 1531
CYPRESS HILLS 20.48 % 1476
CUT KNIFE-TURTLEFORD 20.13 % 1439
SWIFT CURRENT 17.57 % 1257
CANNINGTON 15.63 % 1181
ATHABASCA 35.27 % 945
LLOYDMINSTER 13.29 % 665
Saskatchewan 35.13 % 150197




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 100000 votes
GP 7896 7896 100.00 % 0.0
IND 1680 1680 100.00 % 0.0
LIB 15399 15399 100.00 % 0.0
NDP 31125 98405 129530 75.97 % 7.7
PC 5515 5515 100.00 % 0.0
WIP 318 318 100.00 % 0.0
SP 246254 20984 267238 7.85 % 19.1

Results compiled on 2016-09-27 10:11:32 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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