BC-STV Electoral Reform Referendum May 12, 2009

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Re: BC-STV Electoral Reform Referendum May 12, 2009

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Amen strikes and gutters....Amen!!!
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Re: Why I don't like the BC-STV proposal

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Good post Strikes&Gutters. What is really starting to bug me is the "Power up your vote" slogan. Instead of focusing on the facts, they have resorted to some energy drink style marketing campaign.
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Re: Why I don't like the BC-STV proposal

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Glacier wrote:Good post Strikes&Gutters. What is really starting to bug me is the "Power up your vote" slogan. Instead of focusing on the facts, they have resorted to some energy drink style marketing campaign.

That's because it's a propaganda campaign, not an informational campaign.
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Re: BC-STV Electoral Reform Referendum May 12, 2009

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I was becoming confused with the additional concepts in voting possibilities. Thanks for bringing it back on track. The last posts reflect my feelings exactly. there may be no "NO" sign on my front yard, but there will be one on my ballot, and that's the one that really counts. I'm not a great supporter of coalitions which would likely happen in order to get things done. I also have a problem with "60% didn't vote them in". I look at it and say, "40% didn't vote in 30%, or 18%, or 12% in". In the US there are many who don't like the two party system. As stated earlier, no system is perfect, but the present one has worked fairly well IMO (unless the other guy gets voted in, then not :) ).
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Re: BC-STV Electoral Reform Referendum May 12, 2009

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Assembly Talker wrote:Hello Everyone,

I am a former member of the Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform for BC. On May 12, 2009, with our Provincial election, all of us will be voting for a second time on the proposed change to our electoral system, BC-STV, as proposed by the Assembly that I was a part of.

I encourage all of you to take the time to study our recommendation, to review what you believe as important to you when electing your representatives to your legislature. There are many great resources online to review. Search Citizens Assembly, or Electoral Reform, BC, and you will find a multitude of information.

In the meantime, if you have questions, I will do my best to answer them for you from the perspective of what the Assembly believed when we put the proposal forward in 2005.

Do you have a comment on the questionable quality of the BC-STV advertising modules? Go here:

http://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=18242&p=492268#p492268
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