Monday, February 12, 2007

Atlantica Party

Somebody sent me an email trumpeting the Atlantica Party.

One of the reforms this party is pushing is the Single Transferable Vote idea.

I hear a lot of good things about STV from a lot of smart people.

But sorry, I just don't get how it works.

1 comment:

Jonathan Dean said...

Hello Mr. Nicholls,

STV has all of the advantages of PR (no wasted votes, a fairer result, room for smaller parties and independents) but fixes PR's one glaring fault; under STV you know who the representative is that you are voting for. PR gives too much power to the party and breaks the connection between elector and the representative. The fact that when major parties push electoral reform their version is always PR-based and not STV is not a coincidence.

Voting is simple, simply rank one or more candidates by preference.

This animation shows the process
http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf

For more info on our electoral reforms please check our web site
www.atlanticaparty.ca

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