Presentation Title

Characteristics of BC Voters in Recent Provincial Election

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented April 1, 2017

Location

IB 1010

Start Date

1-4-2017 4:45 PM

End Date

1-4-2017 5:00 PM

Abstract

In the face of upcoming elections on May 9th, 2017, the idea of a personal candidate preference and a question “for whom should I vote” has crossed every single BC residents’ mind. Beside the political, social and economic aspects of the elections, this research utilizes a statistical framework within which one can analyze the outcomes of the election based on the historical available data. This research was also developed to see the pattern in voters’ preferences in different areas of BC. In particular, the patterns are observed in selected areas of BC such as Kamloops, Williams Lake, Vancouver, and Victoria. Data were collected on party preferences, age, and gender from the BC elections in 2009 and 2013 and Statistics Canada. Statistical tests will be used to analyze what factors may be significant in the outcome of the elections 2017.

Department

Economics

Faculty Advisor

Mohammad Mahbobi

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Characteristics of BC Voters in Recent Provincial Election

IB 1010

In the face of upcoming elections on May 9th, 2017, the idea of a personal candidate preference and a question “for whom should I vote” has crossed every single BC residents’ mind. Beside the political, social and economic aspects of the elections, this research utilizes a statistical framework within which one can analyze the outcomes of the election based on the historical available data. This research was also developed to see the pattern in voters’ preferences in different areas of BC. In particular, the patterns are observed in selected areas of BC such as Kamloops, Williams Lake, Vancouver, and Victoria. Data were collected on party preferences, age, and gender from the BC elections in 2009 and 2013 and Statistics Canada. Statistical tests will be used to analyze what factors may be significant in the outcome of the elections 2017.