[FoRK] A New Take on the Electoral Process...
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK)
fork at ianbell.com
Thu May 5 10:46:51 PDT 2005
Not-so-subtly alterations to the Provincial electoral process.
Basically, fewer ridings, more MLAs. By allowing voters to rank their
preferences it allows multiple MLAs to represent each riding:
The new government in 2000 convened a council of voters (regular
people) to study and make recommendations on improving the electoral
process for the province of BC. This was NOT the government simply
shifting the rules and redistricting electoral colleges as is
commonplace in the US. These recommendations will be voted on in a
referendum in BC's upcoming provincial election.
This would potentially allow for effective diversification from the
two-party system and for a stronger voice for independents.
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