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Okanagan voters mirror STV results

Okanagan voters followed the provincial trend in the referendum on electoral reform Tuesday.

More than 60% of the province voted to keep the existing First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system. Voters in Okanagan ridings ranged from 64% in Shuswap to 58% in Vernon-Monashee.

For BC-STV to have been successful Tuesday, it had to meet two thresholds:

1. At least 60% of the valid votes province-wide must be cast in favour of BC-STV.

2. In at least 51 of the 85 electoral districts, more than 50% of the valid votes in the electoral district must be cast in favour of BC-STV.

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