The Province plans to allow municipalities to use ranked ballots in future elections. If so, will you vote to adopt ranked ballots in Hamilton?
Responses to the question: "The Province plans to allow municipalities to use ranked ballots in future elections. If so, will you vote to adopt ranked ballots in Hamilton?"
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2 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Brown, David||No||I do not a support the use of ranked ballots. The current first past the post system is part of our democratic electoral process. I prefer to cast a ballot for one candidate, not a field of possibly 10 or like the current mayoral race in Toronto of some 65 candidates.|
|Storm, Larry||No||I know this is how political parties pick a candidate or leader. Are we looking at second and third ballots as well in this concept? I had a debate with a friend who is a proponent of this concept who ran for the Green Party in Niagara Falls, and he concludes his argument with the statement that results in most cases won't be different. If the results of ranked ballots won't be any different than first past the pole, why change it? We need to engage citizens to get interested in government again! Many people have turned government into a political laughing stock. It's that laughing stock that has become the main reason people don't vote.|
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