To the Editor,
Some time ago I embarked upon a journey down the proverbial rabbit hole when I decided that having a BC Hydro smart meter imposed upon me was not in my best interest. The dictatorial and undemocratic manner in which BC Hydro and the provincial government has attempted to do that has left me questioning the very foundation of our country and its institutions—me, a long time law abiding, tax paying citizen. What I am learning has been both shocking and alarming to my core beliefs. I found myself wondering, what would happen if an election were to be held and only ten percent of voters turned out? I scanned the Elections Act of British Columbia to find an answer and could not find one. I then called Elections BC to solicit help in finding the appropriate clause or subsection within the Act. It was confirmed that there is no such provision.
Do you still believe that your vote counts for something? What would happen if no one turned out to vote during the next provincial election? There is only one way to find out.
James G. Smith