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North Shore residents open to electoral reform: poll

Only a quarter want to keep 'first past the post'
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Candidates signs from the 2021 federal election dot the North Shore landscape.

The majority of North Shore voters are open to reforming Canada's electoral system.

North Shore News polled 1,150 readers and asked the question: Should Canada's new minority government pursue electoral reform?

The poll ran from Sept. 21 to Oct. 8. Of the 1,150 votes, we can determine that 401 are from within the North Shore community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, we should get rid of first-past-the-post 42.64 % local, 44.52 % total    
Maybe, but I would have to see what the options are first 31.17 % local, 33.13 % total    
No, the current system is fine. 26.18 % local, 22.35 % total    
  Local   Total

Since the snap election in September, advocacy group Fair Vote Canada has been arguing Canadian voters were "cheated" with the Liberals winning 39 more seats than the Conservatives despite the Tories leading them by almost 288,000 votes nationally.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- %, 19 times out of twenty.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.