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Feb 18, 2007, 4:11 PM
Should we keep FPTP (first past the post) for our elections? Or should the system be reformed to use STV (single transferable vote) or PR (proportional representation)?
If you think there should be reform how will it happen?
Feb 19, 2007, 3:46 PM
What is "single transferable vote"?
Feb 19, 2007, 4:12 PM
STV includes the good features of PR: it is fairer in representing the wishes of the electorate by encouraging independents and smaller parties, and no votes are wasted. STV also fixes the bad part of PR, you know which representatives you are voting for (the parties do not appoint them after the vote as in PR).
That is why the Atlantica Party adopted STV over PR as our electoral reform method.
The only negative is that it is not as easy to describe as PR. However it is being used more and more around the world. Ireland and Malta have used it for years.
Check out wikipedia on STV for a full description
Also this animation is very useful:
Feb 20, 2007, 3:00 PM
It is an interesting concept - perhaps more mathematically representative of voter's intentions. Does the AP have affiliations with other STV proponents elsewhere in Canada?
Feb 22, 2007, 1:10 PM
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