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:
Canadians interested in electoral reform are becoming aware of a newly invented voting system called Dual Member Proportional, or DMP. What makes DMP stand out is that it’s a form of proportional representation, yet it retains the following widely valued qualities of our current system:
- The ballot is simple.
- The ridings are small.
- All elected representatives are accountable to their local constituents.
Having so much in common with First Past the Post, some electoral reform advocates wonder if Dual Member Proportional is really proportional at all. Are you among them?
This article will fill you in on the core principles, the key people, and the research behind this exciting new option for electoral reform. Read on to see 3 reasons you can be sure that DMP is proportional. Continue reading →