Democracy seems to be in danger in much of the world. Is it because so many feel their votes won’t make a difference? Thank goodness we got rid of First Past the Post for General elections. Local government seems to suffer with even less people voting under FIrst Past the Post, but local government is basic democracy
The best system for ensuring your vote counts is STV, which even Dale Ofsoskse HCC Electoral Officer says gives more diversity, “more effective representation of all points of view”. Every electoral cycle we get some non-achievers on our council due to the present failed voting system.
Other councils have the STV system and so it has been tried and tested. Please HCC, for local democracy sake, look at STV for the next Local Body elections so we can get the best candidates on the council
Sign the petition: https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/vote-stv-for-hamilton