Update - PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation
August 8, 2016 - Coalition Preparing for October/November Plebiscite
Posted: Monday 8th August 2016 17:26 (Updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016 00:01)
The Coalition is working this summer to engage Islanders in the upcoming plebiscite on electoral reform that will take place from October 29 to November 5 of this year. The rules for the plebiscite have been announced, including online and telephone voting. You can find out more at Elections PEI: www.yourchoicepei.ca
Update: PEI Coalition for Proportional RepresentationAugust 8, 2016 - The Coalition is reorganizing to make good use of our time and energy in the remaining weeks before the Plebiscite.
Things you might like to know:
Dates of Plebiscite:
Friday, October 29, 2016 at noon to Monday, November 7 at 7:00 pm
Methods of Voting:
On-line and telephone voting every day;
In-person voting on Friday, November 4, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Who can Vote:
Canadian citizens who on or before November 7, 2016, have lived in PEI for at least six months immediately preceding November 7, 2016 and who are at least 16 years of age on or before November 7, 2016.
Where to vote:
From your computer or phone
In-person voting can be at any poll across the Island (one poll in each
Electoral District, at a designated school).
What to vote for:
Of course the Coalition is campaigning for people to vote for the Proportional Representation (PR) options, Dual Member Proportional Representation-DMP and Mixed Member Proportional Representation-MMP). The Coalition is not favouring one over the other, but is promoting BOTH models of PR.
How to vote for PR:
The Coalition, but is encouraging voters to rank the two proportional systems on the ballot as 1 & 2. And then mark the other three as 3, 4, & 5.
Given the method of calculating the plebiscite results, if enough people do that (regardless of which one is marked as 1 or which is marked as 2), there will be a higher possibility of ending up with proportional
Campaign in place:
- to get a high percentage (at least 60%) of people to vote
- to convince the majority of them to vote 1 & 2 for PR.
What we need:
- many, many people across the Island getting a buzz for PR going in
their families, organizations, communities, electoral districts
- volunteers in every district to deliver PR information door-to door
- lots of media
- funds to cover education and campaign expenses.
For more information: https://peipr.ca/
Elections PEI: www.yourchoicepei.ca
You can download this information in a pdf here.