Referendum

Referendum

On October 10, 2007, Election and Referendum Day I will be given two ballots. One for voting for a candidate in the general Provincial election, the other will ask you to consider:Which electoral system should Ontario use to elect members to the provincial legislature?Current System:Ontario is divided into 107 electoral districts. In each district each voter gets one vote to choose which candidate they feel should win a seat in the provincial legislature. One vote. One ballot.In an election using the First-Past-the-Post system, the candidate with the most votes wins and will be the representative for the electoral district in the provincial legislature.After the election, the political party that wins the most electoral districts is normally asked to form a government.Mixed Member Proportional:If this system is accepted, Ontarians will have two votes in future elections: one for a ‘Local Member’ and one for a political party.The provincial legislature would have 129 seats: Local Members’ would fill 90 seats while ‘List Members’ would fill 39 seats.The political party with the largest number of seats in the legislature, including ‘Local Members’ and ‘List Members’, is asked to form a government. Info from http://www.yourbigdecision.ca


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