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Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Amendment Act

It will be up to British Columbians to decide whether to change our province’s voting system—and it should also be up to British Columbians to decide whether to keep a new voting system after they’ve tried it. By legislating a confirming referendum after two general election cycles, our government is giving voters the option to revert to the previous voting system after an opportunity to actually experience both systems. The amendments also require the second referendum to be held within 13 months of the second general election in which the proportional representation system is used. This precise timeframe provides certainty for voters as to when the second referendum would be held, rather than leaving the timing open-ended.
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