We believe that education is critical to the successful adoption of a better voting method. There are ins and outs of any new voting method, and no voting method is perfect. We can improve the election experience if voters, candidates and election officials have access to clear, accurate information about voting changes.
2017 LWVBC Voting Methods Report
3) Two similar candidates may split the vote, resulting in the election of a third, less desirable candidate.
"For elections of officials, the Hare system of preferential voting [aka single transferable vote] is prescribed. This system insures a real representation of like-thinking groups of voters, instead of the present fictitious representation based on wards or other arbitrary geographical districts. It minimizes also the well known evils of parties and of excessive campaign funds."
-- from Prefatory Synopsis, Charter of the City of Boulder, State of Colorado, Adopted Oct 30, 1917
Plurality is just about
the worst voting method there is!
The voting method we use
impacts the kind of government we have!
Attribution: Rspeer at the English language Wikipedia
Plurality is also known as
* Winner-take-all voting
* First past the post
* Choose-one voting
Democracy works best when
everyone is participating and their voices are heard.
Let's try a better voting method!