This website presents a visual interface to voting results from the last four general elections in British Columbia, either by ED (Electoral District) or VA (Voting Area). Viewing choices are selected via the 5 display buttons (top right) and 5 election year buttons (middle right). Note that currently the 2017 button will show just the ED or VA boundaries (no results until the Statement of Votes is published by EBC, sometime after the May 9 election). To view results by Electoral District, press the by ED button (bottom right). To see finer detail for the 100 or so Voting Areas in each ED, click the by VA button (bottom right). To show just the basemap, press the Hide results button (very bottom right). To make the results appear again, press one of the 5 display buttons (top right). The Zoom to feature (very top left) takes you to any of the EDs for the election year you have chosen; you can also use the usual Google Maps navigation tools (+, -, etc.) provided (top left).
Moving the mouse cursor over an ED and/or VA will display brief information next to the cursor and below the map; to turn off this tooltips display press the Tooltips OFF button (top middle). Clicking your cursor on a particular ED and/or VA will display more detailed information in a pop-up window. Click the (top right) to hide this panel; pressing the Help button (next to About this website) will bring it back. Enjoy roaming throughout BC's political landscape.
Barrodale Computing Services (BCS) developed* this website from publicly available data in order to provide a visual interface to voting results from the 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013 general elections held in British Columbia, Canada. Apart from displaying the vast geography of BC (which is larger than Texas, or even France and Germany combined), this website can be used for analysis by political strategists, commentators, academics, and also students - where typical assignments could be to provide examples where swapping two adjacent VAs in adjacent EDs would have changed the winning candidate, or just to identify the ED in each election year that had the largest percentage of voters who did not vote on Election Day. Here, ED denotes an Electoral District (there were 85 of them in the last BC election, each defined by the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission, and represented by one winner for each ED; there will be 87 in the May 2017 election), and VA denotes a Voting Area, of which there are about 100 in each ED (these VAs are defined by Elections BC for voting/administrative convenience).