Promise Tracker: Democratic Reform
This election will be the last Vancouver civic election where we elect our local representatives using the out-dated at-large voting system. If city residents vote in the November provincial referendum to change to a proportional representation system, then future local elections will be conducted using this system.
If proportional representation is rejected in the fall referendum, then future local elections will be conducted using neighbourhood constituencies, similar to those used at the federal and provincial level.
Since the Provincial referendum did not lead to proportional representation, Mayor Kennedy Stewart has turned his attention to neighbourhood constituencies. However, Council didn't support this idea and instead chose to begin consultation on a local form of proportional representation. Kennedy Stewart will continue to work to bring wards to Vancouver.