Vote system (BC-STV):
electoral areas would elect 2 to 7 MLAs on an at large
basis with voters having one vote that could be transferred
in fractions according to numbers marked by each voter.
candidates who receive minimum percentages (from 12.5%
to 33.3%) are declared elected.
vote count is hard to understand. The numbers marked
on the ballot are instructions for the count, not
in Ireland, Malta, Tasmania and the Australian Senate.
First Past the Post:
voter gets one vote to elect one MLA.
candidate in each area with the most votes wins.
effective, accountable government.
in all of Canada, the U.S., the UK and India (the
most used system in the world).
Proportional system (MMP):
single member constituencies like we have now with
some MLAs chosen from party lists.
candidate in each constituency with the most votes
wins and parties who receive 5% or more of the party
vote also elect MLAs.
features of FPTP with guaranteed representation for
in Germany, Italy, New Zealand and elsewhere.