July 12, 2021
One Day Voting and the 2020 Tilt in BC Ranked First to 20th

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From: Bob Bray, President, Social Mavrik Federation

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CAMPBELL RIVER: Bob Bray presents a list of 20 ridings and their Vote by Mail tilt from his analysis of the 2020 snap provincial election in British Columbia.

Status of the Voting Opportunities petition
Signing the petition starts on August 9th.

Registering as a Canvasser is open now.

The Canvasser Application Form is here.
2020 Tilt in BC Ranked First to 20th
This tilt is the Vote by Mail tilt that I described in last week's announcement.

The tilt is analyzed in each of the 42 ridings with candidates whose name was on the Voter Guide issued by Social Mavrik Federation for the 2020 election..

All 42 ridings are arranged in order of their tilt, with the largest tilt being first. These rankings can be seen here.

This week, from the rank order, I present a list 20 ridings.

The list shows the "Tilt to NDP" as this is the consistent direction of every combination of the popular vote comparison. My methodology is comparing the popular vote of the Vote by Mail ballots to the Total popular vote for the NDP and one other candidate in each riding. The comparison shows the Vote by Mail popular vote for the NDP candidate is over their Total popular vote. And under for the other candidate. The over and under points are combined into the tilt amount. These calculations are shown in full detail here.

The list also shows the "Tilt Away From" the other Party and candidate.

The tilts are large. They would drastically affect the result in close races.

Here's the list of the 20 ridings.
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Legislation should not tilt the playing field.

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One Day Voting Initiative Petition Information
The name of this legislative petition is: Initiative to change the voting opportunities in provincial elections.

The petition is described on the Current Initiative Petitions page of the Elections BC website along with the Public Notice which can be seen here as a PDF document.
Thinking of registering as a Canvasser?
It's a way to get directly involved in the political process between elections.

And it's great for couples!

Both register as canvassers by mail or email. Both receive a signature sheet by mail or email. Each witnesses the other's signature. Both return the signature sheets by mail or email. And collecting a single signature is appreciated. It's a way to participate in the political process from the comfort of your home.

A canvasser experiences British Columbia's direct democracy process - which is unique in Canada. .

A registered canvasser will see his or her name on two online lists, one with names in alphabetical order and one with names in geographical order.

The alphabetical list is maintained on the Elections BC website.
  • For a sample of what this list looks like, you can check out a previous online list of canvassers.
  • It was created for my initiative to allow voluntary formation of twenty charter schools (IP-2019-001).
  • The 2019 list can be viewed here.

The geographical list will be maintained on the Social Mavrik website. It shows each canvasser's home riding. This list is currently under development.

If you are thinking of registering as a canvasser, of course there is an Elections BC application form. When a completed form is approved by the proponent (that's me) it is submitted to Elections BC. An identification card is issued and sent to the proponent who forwards it to the newly registered canvasser. The application form is here. Please send the completed form to this email address or mail it to the contact address shown below.

As I write this there are 0 canvassers registered for signature gathering after August 9th from folks who wish to push back.

Canvassers for this One Day Voting petition will be invited to occasional half-hour group Zoom calls hosted by me for training and strategizing plus question and answer conversations.
Watching Brief - Another Petition - IP-2021-002
The name of the second legislative petition in 2021 is: Initiative to conduct a Surrey policing binding referendum.

The petition is described on the Current Initiative Petitions page of the Elections BC website.

At the time of writing 0 canvassers are registered for signature gathering after August 16th from folks who prefer national policing over local policing.
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Bob Bray, President, Social Mavrik Federation
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Mail: 784 Bowen Drive, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1S2
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July 12th Facebook Post and MeWe Post:
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