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British Columbia Voters Vote on Single Transferable Vote on May 12

Published on April 30, 2009, by in General.

On May 12, British Columbia voters will vote on whether to use Single Transferable Voting for provincial parliamentary elections. This article, from an Alberta newspaper, describes the proposal and focuses on how passage in British Columbia might advance the idea in Alberta.

5 Responses

  1. Rob Richie

    It’s been an exciting process there. It already won 58% in 2005 there, carrying 77 of 79 of the province’s legislative districts, but needed 60% to be enacted. See the campaign website at: http://www.bc-stv.ca/

  2. NE

    I hope they top 60% this time. Good luck BC.

  3. icr

    This is the sort of thing that should be pushed for in states with initiative and referendum-since the D’s and R’s will never go for it.

    Since every state except Nebraska has a bicameral legislature there is no good argument against one house being elected by PR.
    http://www.proportional-representation.org/

    Ideally, all other elections would utilize Range Voting:
    http://www.rangevote.net/
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2008/01/verdict-our-voting-system-loser

  4. Demo Rep

    Total Votes / Total Seats = EQUAL votes needed for each seat winner — using pre-election candidate rank order lists to transfer surplus and loser votes.

    The various State senates are derived from the EVIL old time hereditary House of Lords in the U.K. regime.

    NO need for any of them.

    How many nations manage to survive with a one house national legislative body ???

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