- A Notion of Motion 2017-05-19
- The Way Forward 2017-03-01
- 2015 Electoral-Reform Commitment 2017-02-28
How does FPTP work?
Posted on 2014-09-26 by Ron McKinnon
What voting system should we use?
The answer here is: it depends on the kind of decision we’re making. FPTP works well for binary decisions: Yea vs Nay, or one vs another. Do we adopt the motion, or not? Do we adjourn, or not? Do we … Continue reading →
What about strategic voting?
We’re all familiar with strategic voting in our FPTP system; it goes like this: We’ve got candidates , , and ; “We” really don’t want to win, and we foresee that while each of and will get significant portions of … Continue reading →
Doesn’t preferential voting favour middle of the road candidates?
It first bears asking what does it mean to “favour” a candidate? The implication is that a preferential ballot confers an unfair benefit to such candidates, somehow putting a thumb on the scale to fudge the outcome on their behalf. … Continue reading →