Month: February 2018

Fairness with REPRESENTATION of Votes in Elections

Fairness with REPRESENTATION of Votes in Elections     Brief technical version      February 5, 2018

Our current First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system is one of the historic electoral systems. More commonly used Proportional electoral systems have been implemented globally to satisfy the need for greater representation of the Voter. Why not the Yukon and Canada?

First-past-the-post is more likened to a horse race than electing representatives. Why not have a system that elects the most wanted or accepted candidates and puts them into proportionally elected Party based teams to collaborate with the whole team in the Legislature having a balance of power.

We want a system where votes cast for a party and seats won are proportional to voter choice. We want a system where the candidates that win the seats are wanted or accepted by the most voters. We want power in the hands of representatives who can do the best job for the whole community – the candidates of choice.

We want the government in power to collaborate and pass laws that reflect the wishes of all voters.  Proportional representation systems are far more representative than FPTP.  Using this proposed proportional system, the proportional seats needed to do this are produced by pairing ridings to be twice as large. This results in half as many riding seats plus the same number of proportional seats.

FPTP must go. It is time to try a more representative system.  Voters are far more educated and progressive than they were in ancient times when landlords were necessary and tyrants were common.

Instead of each of us voting for one candidate, we could go to the Ballot box expecting to have two votes on the Ballot.  First, for the party of our choice, second, for the local Candidates of our choice, in order of preference.

1) First vote for the preferred Party.  The total Party votes cast would determine the percentage of seats received by each Party.

2) Second Vote for the local riding Candidates using a preferential point awarded process.  The most wanted or accepted candidate in each riding would win the seat for the riding.  Candidates gain 1 point for each time they are chosen ahead of another candidate.  (On each ballot:  WANTED candidate would be 1st choice and receive highest points.  ACCEPTED candidates would be 2nd, 3rd, . . . according to their degree of acceptance).

Now we have a much preferred, fairer, more representative system for electing our Legislature.  To see the proportional effect of this untried system on past elections, EXAMPLES
Multi Elections Fed Prov Overview Feb 5 2018

The second vote determines not only the winning local candidate in each riding, but also the Parties’ winning proportional seat candidates in Electoral Areas.  Unlike other proportional representation systems,
Party lists are not used.  For a brief description of how this untried system would work:  EXAMPLE
2016-YUKON RESULTS 2018 edit Feb 5 2018

This not yet tried voting system is called Preferential Ridings Proportional or (PRP)

It is time to try a fairer, more representative electoral system
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