July 19, 2021
One Day Voting and the 2020 Tilt in BC Ranked 21st to 42nd

To: 138 reporters and commentators; plus 159 folks who are generally interested in good governance including members of the Social Mavrik Federation .

From: Bob Bray, President, Social Mavrik Federation

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CAMPBELL RIVER: Bob Bray presents a list of 22 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 the third Canvasser is open.

The Canvasser Application Form is here.
2020 Tilt in BC Ranked 21st to 42nd
This tilt is the Vote by Mail tilt that I calculated by comparing the popular vote from Vote by Mail ballots to the total popular vote in 42 ridings.

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

Last week I reported on 20 ridings.

This week, from the rank order, I present a list 22 ridings.

The tilt gives the NDP an advantage in every riding and a determinative advantage in the 2020 election results for the Abbotsford-Mission riding.

In Abbotsford-Mission the NDP candidate with 41% of the total popular vote won the riding against the Liberal candidate with 38% of the total popular vote. The Vote-by-Mail popular vote was 8 percentage points over the NDP 41% and 3 points under the Liberal 38%. The resulting 12 point swing tilted the outcome in favour of the NDP.

The tilt calculations for 42 ridings are shown in full detail here.

Here's the list of 22 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.
The canvasser challenge
For my petition each canvasser is vital.

More vital than signatories.

One signatory obtained by a canvasser is sufficient support for one day voting.

A registered canvasser becomes acquainted with the petition procedures.

By registering as a canvasser a registered voter takes political action between provincial elections. Such action may promote a cause or a candidate or both in preparation for the next election, be it a provincial, federal or local trustee one.

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.

The geographical list is maintained on the Social Mavrik website. It shows each canvasser's home riding. There are now 2 approved canvassers on the geographical list.

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 official canvasser identification card is issued along with instructions on how to be a good canvasser 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 there are 0 canvassers showing on the Elections BC list which may not be updated until August 9th.

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.

Not interested in drama queen displays at the protest camp? How about a quiet and dignified process of obtaining one signature as a registered canvasser from an acquaintance who prefers in-person voting as a social event for his or her community.
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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July 19th Facebook Post and MeWe Post:
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