Does anyone use ranked ballots?
Ranked ballots are tried, tested and true. They are used all across the United States for local elections, and even right here in Canada they are used by every major political party to choose their leaders and candidates. Conservatives, Liberals, NDP and Green - they ALL use ranked ballots. So why can't we?
Are ranked ballots expensive?
There are costs involved with switching to a new voting system including new software, education and staff training. But estimates show that the total costs, per citizen is about $1. That's it! A loonie. That's small change, for real change.
Do I have to rank all candidates on a ranked ballot?
No. You are free to select a single candidate, rank two, or as many as you wish.
What disadvantages are there to ranked ballots compared to our current first past the post system?
If you are someone that would prefer a more civil and thoughtful election campaign and/or someone who dislikes strategic voting, we do not know of any (but welcome any suggestions to consider).
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