archive-org.com » ORG » N » NOSTV.ORG

Total: 23

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • STV - Know more before you vote
    opposition to listen to British Columbians and respond democratically and openly to their views he said NO STV Vice President Rick Dignard gave credit to British Columbians for BC STV for running a strong campaign and encouraging public debate about our electoral process Regardless of the rejection of STV this referendum has energized discussion of our democratic institutions and that can only be positive said Dignard a former BC Citizens Assembly representative for the Sunshine Coast who disagreed with the Assembly s majority recommendation of STV in 2004 NO STV s other directors include former Social Credit cabinet minister Bruce Strachan and Vision Vancouver city councilor Andrea Reimer a former Green Party Vancouver school trustee Other active members include former provincial deputy minister Bob Plecas former NDP cabinet minister Anne Edwards former Citizens Assembly member Jyoti Gill Trinity Western University political science professor John Redekop and business owner Paul Gill On May 12 2009 Vote Against STV On May 12th British Columbians will vote on whether to change how MLAs are elected We are confident that after you watch the short video explanation of how the Single Transferable Vote count takes place prepared by the BC Citizens Assembly which recommended it that you will be convinced to reject STV on May 12 Adoption of BC STV would merge the 85 single MLA constituencies that will be used in the 2009 election into 20 multiple MLA electoral areas with populations of 200 000 to over 300 000 With STV s electoral areas it is possible to elect all the candidates for an area from one community leaving others with no effective representation It is easy to understand our current system where there is one MLA to be elected and the winner is the candidate who receives the most votes Supporters of STV say voting is as simple as 1 2 3 but the numbers are not separate votes Two to seven MLAs would be elected in each of the 20 areas but you only get one vote hence the word single as the first word in STV The numbers are used differently for each voter in the complicated counting rules in which fractions of some votes get redistributed transferred but the voter doesn t control the size of the fractions In the proposed seven MLA Capital Region a candidate would be declared elected with just 12 5 of the vote while in the Northeast a two MLA region a candidate would be elected with 33 3 of the vote That would give BC what amounts to two different voting systems and that is not equal effective representation The single transferable vote STV is used in Ireland Malta Tasmania and a few municipalities In elections for the Australian senate 97 of voters cast a single X in above the line voting for their party s slate that might not be called true STV Many of the claims that are made about STV cannot be demonstrated and frequently depend on assumptions of how

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/ (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive


  • STV - Know more before you vote
    2005 vote as KNOW STV VANCOUVER The group that successfully opposed the Single Transferable Vote or STV electoral system in the 2005 referendum has been chosen by the province as the official NO proponent for a second vote in the May 12 2009 referendum The decision means that the NO BC STV Campaign Society or NO STV in short will receive 500 000 in provincial funding to run a campaign opposing the Single Transferable Vote says NO STV president Bill Tieleman We are very pleased with the decision of the Attorney General s Ministry to give our organization the responsibility for running a vigorous educational campaign to defeat the STV electoral system proposal which we believe would be disastrous for British Columbia said Tieleman a communications consultant and newspaper columnist STV is a confusing and complicated electoral system that would take away accountable local elected representatives and replace them with regional MLAs in ridings with as many as seven members Tieleman said STV also gives unequal weight to votes in different ridings fails to deliver true proportional representation especially for rural voters and would make it harder for independent and third parties to elect MLAs Tieleman said that KNOW STV the group that successfully fought STV in the 2005 referendum has been renamed the NO BC STV Campaign Society a registered non profit group NO STV Secretary Treasurer David Schreck said the problems with the Single Transferable Vote explain why it is such a rare and obscure electoral system STV is only used as a national government voting system in two small island countries Malta and Ireland said Schreck a former NDP MLA STV has been around since the 1920s in both those countries but no other country has adopted it in over 80 years why would British Columbians want

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/about.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    Articles on BC STV by David Schreck Problems with the Single Transferable Vote Miles F H Steininger Mike Culpepper s website on STV STV No Thank You First Past the Post Fixed Elections BC Attorney General and Boundaries Commission Elections BC Referendum Page Referendum Information Office Legal Framework PEI and Ontario vote to Keep FPTP Wikipedia articles Prince Edward Island November 2005 Ontario October 2007 Background on STV in other Countries Australian Senate ticket voting above the line Women in Australian Senate Ireland ElectionsIreland org shows their vote count Ireland Watch Ireland s Dáil lower house and see if STV makes a difference in politics Malta disproportionality Malta re election of incumbents safe seats with STV Tasmania Tasmanian Parliamentary Library Tasmania electoral commission Tasmania safe seats with STV Newspapers where STV is used showing politics is the same everywhere Ireland s Public Service Broadcaster RTÉ The Nation Faces Ruin as our TDs Squabble Independent ie Malta Independent TheMercury com au Tasmania Tasmanian Times Electoral Reform in New Zealand Wikipedia article From FPTP to MMP STV rejected Coalitions Israel s recent election messy coalition Israel s voting system PR with 1 5 Research on STV The 1983 Change in Surplus Vote

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/links.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    writes Hardly anyone I meet understands STV or the way that their vote will end up transferred to their second or third choices click here for the full release NEWS RELEASE Tuesday May 5 2009 NO STV welcomes support from both business and labour in saying No to the Single Transferable in May 12 referendum Vancouver Board of Trade and Canadian Union of Public Employees BC both oppose STV VANCOUVER NO STV the group opposing the Single Transferable Vote today welcomed support from both business and labour organizations who are advising their members to reject STV in the May 12 provincial referendum on electoral systems click here for the full release NEWS RELEASE Wednesday April 22 2009 Ipsos Reid poll shows almost equal support for First Past The Post and Single Transferable Vote in May 12 provincial electoral system referendum 43 for STV 41 for current FPTP system click here for the full release Click here for Ipsos Reid backgrounder And click here for Ipsos Reid detailed tables NEWS RELEASE Friday April 17 2009 NO STV says Single Transferable Vote won t help women be elected as MLAs in BC two prominent women say vote against STV in May 12

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/news2009.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    and Answers Electoral Areas STV in Reality A Day in the Life of Ireland s Dail hockey analogy What You Can Do News Links Listen to No STV s Radio Ad just click on the play button below No STV TV Commercial No STV doesn t know who registered on YouTube as NoBCSTV and posted the video shown below but we agree with her About Us Mail Us Privacy Policy

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/videos.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    the number of votes in excess of the number of votes needed to be elected the surplus is recorded All of the elected candidate s ballots are then re examined and assigned to candidates not yet elected according to the second preferences marked on the ballots of those who gave a first preference vote to the elected candidate These votes are allocated according to a transfer value The formula for the transfer value is There are 11 other steps involved in the count And after that the Droop Quota will determine how many votes a candidate needs to win election I am not making this up STV proponents say you can easily rank your choices 1 2 3 but the math involved shows you will have no idea what happened to your vote because there are far more mathematical combinations possible than there are 6 49 Lottery pick possibilities STV will also increase not decrease the power of political parties Candidates in large STV ridings would have to reach far more voters in a 350 000 person STV riding than under our current system with single member constituencies of about 50 000 people That makes candidates even more dependent on political parties to get their names and message out And smaller third parties and independents would face huge challenges trying to reach that many voters across large geographic areas Malta under STV has failed to elect a single third party candidate since the 1960s and no independent since the 1950s And Ireland the only other country using STV as a national electoral system features politics far nastier and more party dominated than here Lastly if STV proponents are correct B C could have perpetual unstable minority and coalition governments a recipe for endless backroom deals between politicians and no leadership for our province Remember that if STV passes B C will be stuck with it for a recommended minimum of three elections that s 12 years running to 2025 before changes can be considered Vote to keep our current first past the post system on May 12 and if you believe there are better systems work for that afterwards Don t accept a disastrous STV system that won t serve British Columbia For more information www nostv org Bill Tieleman is president of No STV Letters to the Editor on the No BC STV Campaign May 2 2009 Just Say No to STV March 11 2009 SummerlandReview com STV is Complex Electoral System March 11 2009 AldergroveStar com STV is too confusing Editorials and News on the No BC STV Campaign February Langara Dialogues Debate with Shoni Field and David Schreck March 11 2009 Interior News com editorial copied below Vote no to STV Published March 11 2009 8 00 AM During the May 12 provincial election voters will also be casting their ballots to determine if they want to switch to the Single Transferable Vote STV system for future elections During the 2005 referendum 57 69 per cent of

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/coverage.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    May 5th 6 00 PM Quesnel Seniors Centre debate with Bruce Strachan and Bruce Hallsor Wednesday May 6th 8 30 AM 9 30 AM CKNW Bill Good Show debate Wednesday May 6th 12 00 Noon Prince George Chamber of Commerce Thursday May 7 3 30 PM SFU Highlander Student Union Pub debate Thursday May 7 7 00 PM Williams Lake City Council Chambers Thursday May 7 7 00 PM Comox

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/events.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • STV - Know more before you vote
    receive minimum percentages from 12 5 to 33 3 are declared elected The vote count is hard to understand The numbers marked on the ballot are instructions for the count not separate votes Used in Ireland Malta Tasmania and the Australian Senate The existing system First Past the Post Every voter gets one vote to elect one MLA The candidate in each area with the most votes wins Easy to

    Original URL path: http://nostv.org/compare.html (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive



  •