Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nova Scotia Election

Nova_ScotiaIn the recent provincial election in Nova Scotia the Liberals got 65% of the seats with 45% of the vote so much for representative. Here’s a comparison using the dual electoral system.

Dual Electoral System: A preference ballot is used for voting. The candidate with the number one on a ballot gets one vote. The two candidates with the most votes are elected. The ballots are counted a second time with the elected candidate with the lower number getting one vote. Each elected member will have one ” member vote ” in the House to be used in regular sessions and one ” legislative vote ” for each vote received on the second count of the ballots. These votes are voted when the House is in legislative session and is used to pass what else, legislation! One day a week is set by the Assembly for the legislative session and any bills requiring third reading are voted on during that session. http://thegreybook.wikispaces.com/Dual+electoral+system

Party

% Vote

Seats

Dual Seats

Legislative votes

Liberal

45%

33

44

51% +/- 2%

NDP

27%

7

34

26% +/- 2%

Conservatives

27%

11

24

23% +/- 2%

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