Vote swappers thrust election reform in the spotlight
Once the election is over, vote reform will disappear from the headlines. We have 3 more weeks to build awareness through healthy, informed dialogue. The best stories are the ones you already know – your personal story, how the voting system has let you down, time and time again. The collection of voter stories on this site is a powerful testimony to the will of people who want to bring about necessary change. We need to collect more.
Find and join the discussions
Ordinary citizens, journalists, political junkies are all talking about vote pairing and voting reform. Join in the conversations. Here is how you can find them online:
- Google search for vote swap, strategic voting.
- Twitter postings. Twitter is a micro blogging service. Find people talking about vote swap, strategic voting.
- Blogs talking about vote swap, strategic voting.
Local papers are also interested in local people talking on this subject. Try writing a letter to the editor, or contact the paper and let them know you are interested in doing a story on pair voting (and I’ll help you with the information you might need).
PairVote.ca members in the spotlight
Listen to John Mynott, pair voter on CBC Radio Ottawa, 7:45 am Monday morning.
I had an email discussion with Alan Parker, deputy managing editor of the Toronto Sun today. Look for the article tomorrow online and in the paper and join in the debate. Alan seems to want to focus on the shortcomings of pair voting rather than the bigger story of why so many are willing to try pair voting in the first place. We’ll see what comes out.
Update: The Toronto Sun blog post is up. Anti vote swap crusader Glyn Clarke puffs his chest and invites people to join against this “immoral” act (2nd comment beneath post).
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