Canada's voting system is not only broken... it's obscure.

One of the most common arguments against voting reform, is the suggestion that ranked ballots or proportional representation are some kind of radical obscure phenomena.

The truth is, our system is obscure.  It's rarely used, because it simply doesn't work!

While a small handful of countries use it for their federal elections (UK and US), even those countries use runoff elections for their local municipal councils.  And the UK uses PR for their EU seats!   In fact, of ALL the OECD countries, Canada is the ONLY ONE that uses First-Past-the-Post universally for all of it's elections,


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commented 2016-11-19 01:57:52 -0500 · Flag
Every state in the U.S. decides the mechanics of how individuals vote. In Oregon, we vote via mail, which is extraordinary in light of the fact that its so natural furthermore implies the voters are educated.