Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle
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514-360-1998

National Executive Director
Anita Nickerson
office@fairvote.ca
Media inquiries
Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle, 514-360-1998
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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 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
Gaspé 66.21 % 11897
Ungava 73.50 % 6300
Îles-de-la-Madeleine 61.31 % 4685
Québec 66.95 % 22882




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 10000 votes
P.Q. 2956 8165 11121 73.42 % 0.9
C.A.Q.-É.F.L. 2271 4207 6478 64.94 % 1.5
Q.S. 4919 4919 100.00 % 0.0
P.L.Q./Q.L.P. 6071 5073 11144 45.52 % 0.9
P.C.Q./C.P.Q. 190 190 100.00 % 0.0
P.V.Q./G.P.Q. 183 183 100.00 % 0.0
N.P.D.Q. 145 145 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2018-12-13 19:35:23 PST. 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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