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The present First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system is not representative of voters. It results in dividing community rather than building community as democracy is meant to do. For example: The total Yukon Territory is divided into ridings (EDs), each having one MLA to represent it. That MLA only needs one more vote than the competing candidates to win the seat. If you don’t vote for the winner in your ED, your vote is not represented by any MLA in the Legislative Assembly.

This leads to distortions such as false majority governments like those shown on the opening chart. The present Government was elected by and represents 27% of the voters, yet has 100% power. In my view, this present FPP system with its non-inclusiveness, creates dysfunctional governance which focuses on political power games rather than good governance.

For a good look at how changing the voting system from first-past-the-post to PRP would affect our elections, please take a look at the following links: