Mois: octobre 2016

Question 2 of ERRE town halls

Question 2 of the town halls have been:

What specific features are important to you in our electoral system? Local representation, proportionality, simplicity, legitimacy, inclusiveness, effectiveness?

It’s easy to say « all of them ».  Here is question 2 broken down into sub questions that contrast the various options:

  1. Should the legislature have some proportionality or not?  If not, are you aware the last time a majority government was elected by a majority of voters was in 1984?
  2. Should a local candidate obtain 50% or a plurality to represent a 1 seat riding?
  3. Regardless of your answer in question 1, do you prefer single (smaller riding) or multi seat ridings (more competition & choice)?
  4. How should list seats be made? Closed, open, flexible, best loosers?
  5. What proportion of seats should be allocated to list seats?  Pick any number between 0 and 50%.
  6. To accomodate list seats, from 1 to 10, should we enlarge ridings (1) or + number of MPs (10)?