Many progressive democracies around the world like New Zealand, Scotland and Germany have already fixed these problems by bringing in “proportional representation” voting systems.
The referendum this week is asking if we should do the same. If you want a better, fairer voting system that really lets your vote count, answer Question #1 in favour of proportional representation. (All three options are fine so it’s OK to ignore Question #2). We'll use the new system twice, and then hold a second referendum to make sure we're happy with it.
Dr. Ilona Hale, MD, CCFP