To: Whangarei District Council

Make other votes count Whangarei - Change to the single transferable vote system

Please sign this petition, to exercise your rights under Section 29 and 30 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, to demand a change in our voting system from FPP to STV to stop "wasted" votes.

Why is this important?

Our Whangarei  local body elections currently use the First Past the Post (FPP) voting system. If the candidate we vote for does not make the threshold, our votes are "wasted".

The Single Transferable Vote (STV) system will allow us  freedom of choice to rank our candidates and still elect someone in of our choice without  "wasting" votes.

When our votes are guaranteed to count like this, vote wastage and vote splitting is eliminated.
Whang─ürei, New Zealand

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