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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.



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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
Vaudreuil 65.78 % 26157
La Peltrie 55.65 % 24734
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière 52.54 % 24412
Brome-Missisquoi 54.13 % 24280
Richmond 53.25 % 24210
Lotbinière-Frontenac 56.28 % 23599
Saint-François 57.57 % 23448
Fabre 68.19 % 23395
Laporte 69.24 % 23326
Montmorency 54.82 % 23202
Charlesbourg 55.00 % 23121
Vanier-Les Rivières 52.61 % 23106
Jean-Talon 67.50 % 23059
Soulanges 57.38 % 23039
Chauveau 53.16 % 23026
Laval-des-Rapides 68.10 % 22631
Sainte-Rose 61.50 % 22509
Verchères 48.72 % 22489
Montarville 54.10 % 22443
Rosemont 62.38 % 22069
Arthabaska 48.25 % 21862
Borduas 48.77 % 21669
Blainville 50.55 % 21620
Sherbrooke 58.09 % 21550
Mirabel 49.89 % 21545
Verdun 69.25 % 21531
Joliette 54.42 % 21405
Terrebonne 50.56 % 21384
Saint-Jean 49.35 % 21173
Vimont 65.72 % 21008
Hull 65.36 % 20865
Taschereau 60.47 % 20782
Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne 63.85 % 20712
Beauce-Sud 55.45 % 20678
Chomedey 63.48 % 20677
Taillon 58.49 % 20621
Maurice-Richard 65.33 % 20544
Saint-Jérôme 49.98 % 20511
Berthier 49.03 % 20450
Châteauguay 60.88 % 20294
La Pinière 61.49 % 20262
Louis-Hébert 52.79 % 19907
Mille-Îles 67.62 % 19888
Johnson 47.50 % 19856
Chambly 51.53 % 19670
Vachon 55.09 % 19605
Gatineau 53.26 % 19436
Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré 51.83 % 19343
Bertrand 54.74 % 19261
Rimouski 58.25 % 19199
Groulx 52.25 % 19076
Beauce-Nord 56.57 % 19001
Lévis 51.21 % 18946
Saint-Hyacinthe 45.58 % 18834
Jean-Lesage 62.23 % 18764
Orford 57.05 % 18708
Marie-Victorin 66.89 % 18608
Champlain 44.11 % 18555
Prévost 53.77 % 18498
Trois-Rivières 49.19 % 18256
Laviolette-Saint-Maurice 48.28 % 18125
Mont-Royal-Outremont 60.65 % 17971
Repentigny 47.64 % 17967
Argenteuil 54.90 % 17924
Bellechasse 54.26 % 17868
Deux-Montagnes 52.92 % 17821
Côte-du-Sud 52.31 % 17676
Papineau 47.17 % 17673
Drummond-Bois-Francs 48.36 % 17555
Portneuf 52.62 % 17117
Masson 48.40 % 17069
Anjou-Louis-Riel 64.44 % 16987
Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata 47.94 % 16742
Camille-Laurin 58.32 % 16731
La Prairie 47.29 % 16354
Nelligan 47.97 % 16092
Pontiac 56.32 % 16087
Iberville 46.85 % 16065
Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue 54.84 % 15757
Nicolet-Bécancour 52.95 % 15706
Huntingdon 53.36 % 15630
Labelle 46.92 % 15610
Marguerite-Bourgeoys 55.22 % 15581
Granby 41.81 % 15456
Beauharnois 46.22 % 15370
Sanguinet 51.22 % 15337
Mégantic 53.83 % 15125
Acadie 57.74 % 15003
Chapleau 47.70 % 14921
Maskinongé 46.50 % 14857
Bourassa-Sauvé 59.87 % 14478
Pointe-aux-Trembles 54.12 % 14339
Saint-Laurent 50.03 % 14324
Laurier-Dorion 51.20 % 13980
Marquette 53.27 % 13969
Lac-Saint-Jean 48.53 % 13954
Rousseau 49.42 % 13795
Les Plaines 49.46 % 13622
Richelieu 44.11 % 13494
L'Assomption 41.37 % 13153
Viau 61.82 % 13033
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 49.54 % 12684
Mercier 46.08 % 12608
Robert-Baldwin 42.24 % 12599
D'Arcy-McGee 48.59 % 12568
LaFontaine 48.33 % 12531
Jonquière 40.61 % 12441
Bonaventure 55.55 % 12394
Jeanne-Mance-Viger 46.07 % 12363
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 49.16 % 12360
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques 52.31 % 11949
Abitibi-Ouest 53.25 % 11847
Gouin 40.56 % 11795
Chicoutimi 37.72 % 11718
Roberval 43.81 % 11710
Dubuc 42.40 % 11354
Abitibi-Est 52.83 % 10933
Jacques-Cartier 37.43 % 10864
Duplessis 54.86 % 10678
Gaspé 58.60 % 10677
Westmount-Saint-Louis 49.52 % 10376
Matane-Matapédia 32.57 % 9689
René-Lévesque 41.08 % 7932
Ungava 63.73 % 5503
Îles-de-la-Madeleine 53.65 % 4487
Québec 53.08 % 2183187




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 1000000 votes
P.L.Q./Q.L.P. 269005 322072 591077 54.49 % 35.5
Q.S. 143339 491196 634535 77.41 % 17.3
P.Q. 35893 564815 600708 94.02 % 5.0
P.C.Q-E.E.D. 0 530786 530786 100.00 % 0.0
U.N. 0 159 159 100.00 % 0.0
C.A.Q.-E.F.L. 1481397 204176 1685573 12.11 % 53.4
P.V.Q./G.P.Q. 0 31054 31054 100.00 % 0.0
C.Q. 0 8644 8644 100.00 % 0.0
Ind 0 2121 2121 100.00 % 0.0
P.C.Q./C.P.Q 0 12981 12981 100.00 % 0.0
D.D. 0 2421 2421 100.00 % 0.0
P51 0 689 689 100.00 % 0.0
P.H.Q. 0 262 262 100.00 % 0.0
U.F.F. 0 1042 1042 100.00 % 0.0
P.A.P.E. 0 70 70 100.00 % 0.0
E.A. 0 556 556 100.00 % 0.0
P.M.L.Q. 0 675 675 100.00 % 0.0
P.N. 0 1074 1074 100.00 % 0.0
B.M.-E.B.H. 0 7774 7774 100.00 % 0.0
P.Cu.Q. 0 356 356 100.00 % 0.0
P.Li.Q. 0 116 116 100.00 % 0.0
A.F.C. 0 148 148 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2022-12-04 04:26:24 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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