[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:

	http://www.citizensassembly.bc.ca/flash/bc-stv-full

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.

-Ian.



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