Friday, February 23, 2007

Animation describing some of the various ways an electoral system can be set up

Here is a fun animation that describes some of the different types of electoral systems. Ontario, Canada is currently conducting a citizens assembly to select a new electoral system for the province. This was prepared as a general educational tool for members of the assembly and the general public. In Anne Arundel County, we use the single member plurality vote system to elect our County Council. This is also the system used in the vast majority of elections in the U.S. and in former British colonies. My preferred electoral system is the single transferable vote (also known as instant runoff voting), which is closest to what this animation calls AV.

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