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Peter Admanski
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National President
RĂ©al Lavergne
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National Executive Director
Anita Nickerson
office@fairvote.ca

Contact francophone
Julien Lamarche
NCR@fairvote.ca
613-266-3793

Web site author
Julien Lamarche
NCR@fairvote.ca
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 Alberta 2019 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 :
  • Go Sign the Declaration of Voters Rights
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  • Retweet relevant @cyclingzealot, #wastedvotes tweets during the election
  • After the election, follow and retweet @FairVoteCanada and #fairvote
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
83 - ST. ALBERT 53.75 % 13710
81 - SHERWOOD PARK 55.65 % 13503
72 - LETHBRIDGE-WEST 54.47 % 12317
62 - FORT SASKATCHEWAN-VEGREVILLE 46.41 % 11799
09 - CALGARY-ELBOW 55.98 % 11556
75 - MORINVILLE-ST. ALBERT 48.91 % 11486
46 - EDMONTON-WHITEMUD 51.48 % 11091
18 - CALGARY-MOUNTAIN VIEW 53.02 % 11080
06 - CALGARY-CURRIE 55.73 % 10905
84 - STRATHCONA-SHERWOOD PARK 47.03 % 10873
08 - CALGARY-EDGEMONT 46.89 % 10849
42 - EDMONTON-SOUTH 53.66 % 10546
82 - SPRUCE GROVE-STONY PLAIN 40.60 % 10455
13 - CALGARY-GLENMORE 43.83 % 10400
69 - LEDUC-BEAUMONT 41.74 % 10366
25 - CALGARY-VARSITY 53.29 % 10111
15 - CALGARY-KLEIN 51.77 % 10093
28 - EDMONTON-CASTLE DOWNS 54.82 % 9948
71 - LETHBRIDGE-EAST 46.63 % 9616
50 - BANFF-KANANASKIS 51.64 % 9551
33 - EDMONTON-GOLD BAR 41.03 % 9542
79 - RED DEER-SOUTH 40.65 % 9410
43 - EDMONTON-SOUTH WEST 54.76 % 9371
37 - EDMONTON-MEADOWS 49.80 % 9353
45 - EDMONTON-WEST HENDAY 57.19 % 9183
38 - EDMONTON-MILL WOODS 50.89 % 9170
47 - AIRDRIE-COCHRANE 33.79 % 8966
35 - EDMONTON-MANNING 50.65 % 8926
30 - EDMONTON-DECORE 52.91 % 8904
40 - EDMONTON-RIVERVIEW 45.22 % 8758
04 - CALGARY-BUFFALO 51.69 % 8676
01 - CALGARY-ACADIA 46.44 % 8675
41 - EDMONTON-RUTHERFORD 45.62 % 8587
31 - EDMONTON-ELLERSLIE 49.18 % 8529
03 - CALGARY-BOW 46.02 % 8412
21 - CALGARY-NORTH WEST 42.73 % 8331
52 - BROOKS-MEDICINE HAT 39.23 % 8263
36 - EDMONTON-MCCLUNG 56.69 % 8093
78 - RED DEER-NORTH 39.32 % 7935
11 - CALGARY-FISH CREEK 38.50 % 7912
02 - CALGARY-BEDDINGTON 46.64 % 7856
39 - EDMONTON-NORTH WEST 49.50 % 7837
57 - CYPRESS-MEDICINE HAT 33.01 % 7804
27 - EDMONTON-BEVERLY-CLAREVIEW 49.58 % 7753
22 - CALGARY-PEIGAN 40.45 % 7586
32 - EDMONTON-GLENORA 41.69 % 7560
53 - CAMROSE 33.84 % 7473
20 - CALGARY-NORTH EAST 51.19 % 7467
87 - WEST YELLOWHEAD 31.70 % 7330
49 - ATHABASCA-BARRHEAD-WESTLOCK 31.15 % 7226
67 - LAC STE. ANNE-PARKLAND 34.25 % 7128
73 - LIVINGSTONE-MACLEOD 29.52 % 7104
10 - CALGARY-FALCONRIDGE 54.10 % 7090
05 - CALGARY-CROSS 45.43 % 6931
63 - GRANDE PRAIRIE 38.31 % 6808
48 - AIRDRIE-EAST 32.67 % 6768
26 - CALGARY-WEST 33.27 % 6766
58 - DRAYTON VALLEY-DEVON 29.33 % 6763
68 - LACOMBE-PONOKA 28.87 % 6714
14 - CALGARY-HAYS 37.26 % 6696
24 - CALGARY-SOUTH EAST 40.53 % 6695
56 - CHESTERMERE-STRATHMORE 32.58 % 6674
07 - CALGARY-EAST 52.68 % 6413
65 - HIGHWOOD 27.07 % 6320
74 - MASKWACIS-WETASKIWIN 36.66 % 6308
12 - CALGARY-FOOTHILLS 44.23 % 6246
66 - INNISFAIL-SYLVAN LAKE 25.74 % 6041
23 - CALGARY-SHAW 35.62 % 5883
51 - BONNYVILLE-COLD LAKE-ST. PAUL 26.82 % 5728
17 - CALGARY-MCCALL 47.85 % 5633
29 - EDMONTON-CITY CENTRE 35.56 % 5457
64 - GRANDE PRAIRIE-WAPITI 25.21 % 5394
16 - CALGARY-LOUGHEED 33.99 % 5294
76 - OLDS-DIDSBURY-THREE HILLS 21.24 % 5152
59 - DRUMHELLER-STETTLER 23.13 % 4996
34 - EDMONTON-HIGHLANDS-NORWOOD 36.57 % 4950
44 - EDMONTON-STRATHCONA 29.38 % 4788
86 - VERMILION-LLOYDMINSTER-WAINWRIGHT 22.03 % 4740
19 - CALGARY-NORTH 44.98 % 4728
60 - FORT MCMURRAY-LAC LA BICHE 33.87 % 4705
80 - RIMBEY-ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE-SUNDRE 18.29 % 4250
77 - PEACE RIVER 30.52 % 4192
70 - LESSER SLAVE LAKE 43.31 % 4088
54 - CARDSTON-SIKSIKA 26.43 % 4068
85 - TABER-WARNER 21.58 % 3717
61 - FORT MCMURRAY-WOOD BUFFALO 28.99 % 3654
55 - CENTRAL PEACE-NOTLEY 24.74 % 3383
Alberta 40.77 % 679408




Unrepresented votes by party:

Party initialsEffective votesWasted votesTotal votesWasted votes %Seats per 100000 votes
NDP 221688 314629 536317 58.66 % 4.5
AP 0 152755 152755 100.00 % 0.0
GPA 0 6884 6884 100.00 % 0.0
LIB 0 16207 16207 100.00 % 0.0
AIP 0 12320 12320 100.00 % 0.0
IND 0 7519 7519 100.00 % 0.0
FCP 0 9068 9068 100.00 % 0.0
UCP 765367 154088 919455 16.76 % 6.9
PAPA 0 59 59 100.00 % 0.0
CP-A 0 277 277 100.00 % 0.0
AAP 0 5216 5216 100.00 % 0.0
WRP 0 48 48 100.00 % 0.0
PC 0 260 260 100.00 % 0.0
REF 0 78 78 100.00 % 0.0

Results compiled on 2019-08-17 22:10:14 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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