End strategic voting.
Voters can place a protest vote without wasting their vote.
Reduce negative campaigning.
Candidates who build broadest community support will benefit.
More quality independents can run without splitting the vote.
Your choice counts
In life, we can choose where we live, what we eat, and what video we wish to rent, but in politics, voters are often forced to vote strategically or gamble with their votes.
The concept of the alternative vote is simple.
Instead of only marking an X, you can list your first choice and additional choices if you have like. If no candidate gets a majority, the last placed candidates are dropped and their votes will go to the voters second choice.
For Mayors, MLAs, or MPs, this is the simplest way to bring more choice to our voting system. The ridings and number of MLAs stays the same.
The alternative vote is already used for elections around the world and in many organization, business and cities. It has been used provincially in Canada in the past.