Friday, April 17, 2009

History of Voting

I'd been thinking that B.C.'s May 12 referendum on electoral reform must be another snoozer. The B.C. online magazine Tyee has been raising money by asking donors what provincial election stories they want to fund coverage of, and the voting-reform referendum seems to be way, way down the list ... and (maybe in consequence) barely covered in the Tyee's many election stories.

But Calgary Grit notes a new poll on the subject, and he and his commentators have thoughtful opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of STV and List-PR. STV, the option currently on offer, may be the least bad of the potential changes, seems to be their lukewarm consensus.
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