We want the mayor and councillors of Hamilton City Council to change the voting system from 'First Past the Post' to 'Single Transferable Voting' when it reviews the electoral system in 2020.
Why is this important?
STV is a fairer voting system which will improve participation and diversity in local government.
- Under STV, winning candidates will have support from a majority of voters. More people will have had a say in the make-up of the elected council.
- There are fewer 'wasted votes'. Once a preferred candidate reaches the quota - votes are shifted to their next preferred candidate.
- Under STV, our council is more likely to reflect the diversity of our community.
How it will be delivered
Politics in the Tron will present this petition to the Hamilton mayor and councillors during the electoral review in 2020 to show community support for the change.
of 200 signatures
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