Opinion-Policy Nexus

A switch to ranked balloting at the municipal or federal levels could mean the way you vote will change in upcoming elections.

Ontario has introduced changes to the Municipal Elections Act that would allow municipalities the option to use ranked ballots starting in 2018 – a change that could help voters feel like their opinions are being heard, said political scientist Barry Kay.

"The problem with our system currently is that our system creates artificial majorities frequently. Not always, but frequently," said Kay, who is an associate professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 22:11