What is completely wrong is that a council can choose their own electoral system. We don’t believe people would find STV too difficult to understand. Dunedin City Council, as it turns out, has all of its councillors elected at large (no wards) and uses STV to elect them and the mayor. This should be a… Continue reading If the Government wants to increase local election voter turnout they should mandate STV for all councils
Well the local government elections are all over, and crocodile tears are being wept over the poor turnout, which is practically a record low across New Zealand. It has been claimed by a former Labour president in Auckland that the local government structure there which puts control of transport and other significant municipial functions outside… Continue reading Solution To Low Local Election Turnouts: Stop Disenfranchising Non-Ratepayers.