In choosing one or more proportional voting systems to appear opposite First Past the Post (FPTP) on the upcoming BC referendum on electoral reform, one must sooner or later consider concrete options. This document enumerates eight possible systems and provides a one-page description of each.
Two media production students from Ryerson University—Vincent Piette and Michal Heuston—collaborated with me on a high quality video explaining the Dual Member Proportional voting system. The students did a fantastic job. Enjoy the video!
Dual Member Proportional (DMP) is a voting system that elects two representatives in every riding. It achieves proportional election results while giving nothing up in terms of local representation. The system will appear as one of five options on an upcoming electoral reform plebiscite on Prince Edward Island. Here’s a playlist of three videos from PEI on DMP: