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Where does Pair Vote go next?

Hey there, please join the conversation on where Pair Vote goes next by adding a comment at the bottom of this post. Fellow vote reformers, I’ve been avoiding writing this post for far too long. It’s been 5 months since the federal election, where over 8000 people committed to work together and share the power …

Looking back and ahead: final report on 2011 federal election

Advocate pairvote.ca analyzes the numbers for vote swapping in 2011′s federal election. Watchdog voteswap.ca has verified the claims and endorses them as accurate. It’s been 2.5 weeks since the election, and the Pair Vote team is still catching its breath. Our small, hard-working team has needed some rest and a chance to refocus on the lives they set aside …

Our swing riding picks

What a wild and crazy week it’s been for the polls in the final week. Our team has been constantly reviewing polling data from Project Democracy, ThreeHundredEight and Democratic Space as well as funding local polling work by Project Democracy to try and make the best choices in those tight races. In the end, some guesses will be right, some won’t. …

Vote swapping round 1 results are in

MEDIA RELEASE APRIL 26, 2011 – www.pairvote.ca has completed their first round of vote pairings.  With a little over a week to go before the federal election, more than 5000 Canadian voters have opted to “power up” their vote by asking to be paired up with other Canadians in a vote swap. For this election, Pair Vote …

Alternatives to Vote Pair

We’ve gotten several questions from voters who are using advance polls to cast their ballots for the May 2 election.  Can they still participate in vote swaps? They can! … But PairVote.ca is not likely the best choice for you, if this is your scenario.  It’s just because of timing: advance polls are being held on …

Hear our Rally Cry!

Again, we are hearing from the Green’s in Saanich-Gulf Islands.  This time there are a group of Green supporters on the ground trying to get other locals to pair their votes: —————————————————————————————- “Hello, My name is Dan and I’m in Saanich-Gulf Islands. Recently a few concerned people got together and discussed how to do our …

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 …