There was held a 2016 Plebiscite on Democratic Renewal

The referendum asked which of five voting systems residents would prefer to use in electing members to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. The referendum, after four instant run-off rounds, indicated mixed member proportional representation was the preferred choice with over 52% support on the final ballot.
This is a sixth voting system.

Vote total = 81,988.

Party Seats won % Seats % Votes Votes
Liberal 18 66.67 40.83 33,478
PC 8 29.63 37.40 30,663
Green 1 3.70 10.79 8,850
NDP 0 0.00 10.97 8,997
Total 27

Here is a specific alternative system to first past the post

Follows is a system that adds seats to existing Ridings from that Riding's candidates in order to maximize proportional representation.

As of the 2015 Prince Edward Island Election, we have 27 ridings. And the votes for first-past-the-post candidates sent to Parliament have 46.40% of all votes cast.

Here is an analysis of the Prince Edward Island Election of May 4, 2015

Here is an analysis of the Prince Edward Island Election of October 3, 2011


After applying this method, we now have these new results.


Party Seats won % Seats % Votes Votes
Liberal 18 → 18 66.67 → 50.00 40.83 33,478
PC 8 → 11 29.63 → 30.56 37.40 30,663
Green 1 → 4 3.70 → 11.11 10.79 8,850
NDP 0 → 3 0.00 → 8.33 10.97 8,997
Total 36

This is an implicit voter-produced list proportional representation where the 27 ridings now have 36 members in the legislature. For a few ridings the voters will be assured that their second representative in Parliament has not been selected from outside their riding, but comes from their own riding votes on the day of the election. This Proportional Representation model is the simplest solution for democratic reform.

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