Fair Voting Resources
- STV for Canada Single Transferable Vote (STV) is a proportional system with a significant history of use in Canada in the 20th century. The aim of proportional representation is to produce a representative body where the voters are represented in proportion to how they voted. With STV, voters rank their candidates in a multi-member electoral district and elect a team of local MPs.
- Samara Canada is dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics. Established as a charity in 2009, Samara has become Canada’s most trusted, non-partisan champion of increased civic engagement and a more positive public life.
- The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is your portal to the world of elections. The ACE network promotes credible, and transparent electoral processes with emphasis on sustainability, professionalism and trust in the electoral process. ACE offers a wide range of services related to electoral knowledge, assistance and capacity development.
- International IDEA The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is an intergovernmental organization supporting democracy worldwide.
- Official Fair Vote YouTube Channel
- The NDP Proposal for Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP)
- Proportional Representation Society of Australia
- Electoral Reform Society (UK)
- Fair Vote The Centre for Voting and Democracy (USA)
- Fair Voting BC
- Fair Vote Alberta
- Fair Vote Canada Especially the Resources Page.
- Books and Reports:
- Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada. Law Commission of Canada, 2004. Out of print. Download from the ‘Resources’ page of www.fairvote.ca
- Electoral Systems – A Comparative Introduction, 2nd. edition, 2011. David M. Farrell. Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-54678-3 (hardback), 978-1-4039-1231-2 (paperback). “Electoral Systems examines the principal types of electoral system currently in use in more than seventy of the world’s democracies: single member plurality, alternative vote, two-round systems, list proportional representation (PR) systems, single transferable vote and the currently fashionable mixed-member systems which come in ‘proportional’ and ‘majoritarian’ forms.”
- Electoral System Design: The New International IDEA Handbook. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2005, reprinted 2008. ISBN: 91-85391-18-2
- Alberta Democratic Renewal Project. The ADRP has published an important paper entitled BACK TO THE FUTURE? PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION IN ALBERTA AND CANADA - you can read it here. There is an extensive and comprehensive bibliography.
- Patterns of Democracy by Arend Lijphart – second edition – has been available since 2012. This book analyses majority-plurality systems such as Canada uses now versus Proportional Representation. ISBN-13: 978-0300172027 and ISBN-10: 0300172028. Paperback and Kindle editions available.
Educational Resources for Teachers and Schools:
- Electoral Systems – PowerPoint Presentation that illustrates the differences between our current First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) and other electoral systems which use proportional representation. This slideshow contrasts FPTP with Mixed-Member Proportional Representation. The Teachers Guide will assist teachers in using this show in the classroom.
- This PowerPoint slideshow Pizza Vote demonstrates how the Single Transferable Vote system could work. There is also an accompanying Teacher’s Guide.
- Clicking on the blue links will download the PowerPoint or PDF document to your computer.
- These materials were new as of 2015 02 23. Comments and positive feedback, especially suggestions for improvement, would be appreciated; please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fair Vote Calgary is pleased to co-operate with the Edmonton Chapter of Fair Vote Canada in presenting these materials.
- Update — these materials were warmly welcomed by Grade 9 and 10 Social Studies teachers at the Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention, 2015 02 26 & 27. Requests were made for materials suitable for Grade 6 and even younger. Younger students may find the CGP Grey videos (listed and linked below) useful.
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- Simply Voting (Used by the Green Party of Canada)
- OPAVote: (Used by Fair Vote Canada)
- (Information solicited for additions here).