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 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.
|Riding name||Unrepresented votes %||Unrepresented votes|
|Party initials||Effective votes||Wasted votes||Total votes||Wasted votes %||Seats per 10000 votes|
Results compiled on 2018-11-16 04:06:59 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.