David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement on the close of B.C.’s electoral reform referendum:
“This fall, British Columbians had the opportunity to decide whether B.C. should keep its current voting system or move to a system of proportional representation. Dec. 7, 2018, marks the conclusion of the referendum’s voting period.
“Elections B.C. has reported that well over one million people voted since the referendum began on October 22. I want to thank all British Columbians who turned out to have their say in this decision on how we vote in B.C.
“British Columbians from all corners of the province seized this opportunity to participate in this important process, starting earlier this year with the largest public consultation in our province's history and finishing today with the close of voting.
“I want to thank Elections BC for its hard work and commitment to running an engaging, fair and impartial referendum. Elections BC will now count and tabulate the votes, with results expected in the weeks ahead. No matter the result, this referendum has been a successful exercise of democracy.”