In October 2018, BC voters will get a ballot asking them to choose between First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representation (ProRep) voting methods. For some voters, this may be a new idea but it is one BC has considered for a long time. As early as the 1890s, voters were calling for ProRep. Voters usually become aware of the need for ProRep when the two dominant parties become less popular or smaller parties become more popular, and voters realize they can’t translate their preferences into representation in Victoria.