I strongly believe BC should implement proportional
representation, which has worked well in such countries as New
Zealand. Once voters see that their selections are reflected in
representation in the Legislature they will be much more
enthusiastic about voting.
I oppose preferential balloting and compulsory
voting. Preferential ballots result in the election of
everyone’s second or third choice and don’t
represent the popularity of a specific party in the
province. It would be no improvement over the present
system. Compulsory voting would not only annoy but
enrage B.C. voters. Adding it to the referendum question could
result in defeat of our badly needed electoral reform.
Thank you for your hard work and for the chance to express my
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