Proportional representation ballots slowly trickling in

Elections BC has received more than 22,000 proportional representation ballots, with just 106 of them from the Northeast.

That’s just 0.7% of the 3.28 million registered voters in the province, according to an interim report released by Elections BC Nov. 5.

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In Peace River North, just six ballots have been received by Elections BC as of Nov. 5. The riding has 25,373 registered voters. 

One hundred ballots have been received from Peace River South, where there are 17,505 registered voters.

Voters have until Nov. 30 to get their ballots into Elections BC on whether to keep the province’s first-past-the-post voting system or move to one of three proportional representation proposals.

Ballots should have been received already. If you haven’t received a voting package, you have until midnight, Nov. 23 to request one. Call 1-800-661-8683 or visit

There have been some reports from residents that they have received ballots in the mail addressed to a home’s previous owner.

Elections BC says those ballots should be marked return to sender and put back in the mail so it can update its voting lists.

More than 100,000 British Columbians updated their records ahead of the referendum, Elections BC said. 

Want to know more about the referendum and the voting systems on the ballot? Click here to read a primer.

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