STV Gets Another Shot in BC


Although the ‘yes’ side attracted 58% of the votes in BCs 2005 referendum on a STV (Single Transferable Vote) system, the measure did not pass because of an arbitrary 60% bar. Sort of like the stacked deck that London’s politicians dealt from when they asked citizens whether or not we wanted to retain our Board Of Control.

On May 12th, 2009 British Columbians will get another chance.

Understanding BC-STV
2008/02/22 – The Tyee: Funding Found for New Vote …
2007/11/08 – BC Green Party: …YES to Improving Democracy
2008/01/13 – Liberals For Electoral Reform: …STV is the best alternative…
2008/02/14 – Gauntlet: An examination of proportional representation

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