Time Has Already Run Out on Electoral Reform
Inside Policy – The Magazine of The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, 2016
3 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 11, 2016
This paper explains why the only electoral reform that parliament could implement in time for the next scheduled general election in 2019 is instant run-off balloting, i.e., alternative vote or single-member majority. Due to various constitutional and practical considerations, time has run out to implement a proportional system like STV or MMP.
Keywords: electoral systems, mixed-member proportional, single transferable vote, single-member plurality, Constitution Acts
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