No repeat of 2001 election where less than 60 per cent of votes won 97 per cent of Legislative seats.
More proportional representation, or makeup of Legislature will more accurately reflect actual vote.
Ridings would not feel voiceless if they elect a MLA from a minority party.
More emphasis on coalitions and co-operation in Legislature, empowering opposition parties.
Fewer votes "wasted" on underdog, alternative, independent or third party candidates.
Larger ridings with multiple members would wield more clout.
Allows voters to rank candidates from same parties.
Forces candidates to focus more on wants of constituents than party platform.
Points against BC-STV
Leading Proponent: The Know STV Campaign, No To STV www.knowstv.ca, www.no2stv.ca
People are asked to make choice at a time when theyre unfamiliar with the system.
Alleged misrepresentation and misunderstanding of how vote would work, and what effect that would have on government.
Candidates can get elected to Legislature with less than 15 per cent of the vote within a riding.
Large ridings would make it more expensive and more difficult to mount an effective campaign creating a greater emphasis on political parties.
A strong party system is essential for government to be effective.
BC-STV could result in ineffective minority governments.
The BC-STV system would create huge ridings in the north with little proportional representation, and huge urban ridings that will be difficult to represent.
Other forms of proportional representation are simpler and have been proven more effective in other jurisdictions.
STV ballots, vote tallying would be too complicated for most voters.