Vote swap when your preferred party has no chance to win in your riding.

Archive for May, 2009

I’ll be matching voters as best as I can on Saturday, so that there is enough time for people to contact each other ahead of vote day. That makes Friday the last day to sign up!

Help me do a good job of matching by reviewing the potential matches and adding your comments.

What sources are you using to find the close races? I’ve been looking around, but haven’t found much, just this:


Why people are vote swapping

A roundup of comments submitted by vote swappers:

Kevin Kruger (the worker whacker). Do I need to further explain?

Liberal will most likely win in my riding and my vote will be useless.

I want a Green Party candidate to win in some riding. I am frustrated that a party with a decent percentage of the popular vote has no MLAs or MPs elected.

I support a fair voting system, particularly, BC-STV, as recommended by the Citizens’ Assembly.  Neither of the two major parties supports this, so I don’t want to vote for either one, but a vote for a Green in my riding (Gordon Campbell’s home riding) would be wasted.  I would be prepared to support Mel Lehan (NDP) if I knew that my vote was going to a Green candidate elsewhere, preferably one with a chance of winning (Jane Sterk?  Damian Kettlewell?).

I’m sick of Carole James being my MLA, she doesn’t do anything for us. Ideally I want to vote Green, and would love to swap with a Liberal from Jane Sterk’s riding. She has the best chance for a Green to become an MLA

Well I want somebody in WV-S2S to vote Green for me and in exchange I will vote for a Conservative since West Van-S2S has no Conservatives

Need STV not Liberal – NDP pendulum.

I’m surrounded by people in my riding whom I have nothing in common with and who vote en masse for policies that I am ideologically opposed to and find morally and socially reprehensible. I can’t get my voice heard.  My MLA will always be a shmuck IMHO under the current voting system.

People want real choice, and their votes to matter. That’s why STV must pass. There may not be another chance for real vote reform in our generation.

One week to go, vote for ideal swaps

Response has been very quiet in comparison to the vote swapping in the federal campaign. Not exactly sure why that is, I haven’t had any media requests this time around so I hope that is because STV is getting all the attention heh.

Given the low numbers, there aren’t a lot of options for pairing up voters. I’ve put up a ‘Pick the pairs’ page listing all entries without personal data so others can help me determine how best to match up the few that are there.

Please add your comments to the bottom of that page.

I’ll send out the matches on Saturday, so that there is enough time for people to contact each other, which means Friday will be the deadline to register.

Match up voters here .

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