Trust The Tyee to get a political scientist to help British Columbians understand what proportional representation is, and what the three voting system choices are, via this snappy YouTube video.

The video, produced by Christopher Cheung, features Megan Dias clearly explaining the three proportional representation voting options for the province, as proposed by Attorney General David Eby.

A ballot will be mailed out for voters to rank the three different models, during this fall’s referendum period, which runs October 22-November 20, just after the civic elections across the province. One such model may end up replacing the “first past the post” system currently in place.

Those three models are mixed-member proportional, rural-urban proportion, and dual-member proportional. To learn more about them, take a look at the video below.

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