REGIONAL-LIST PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION
Regional-list Proportional Representation (RLPR) is simple, yet a comprehensive electoral system that maximizes the values Canadians are looking for in their democracy. For Our Future believes it is the single most important lever for change in our country. If we achieve RLPR, we can lift the floor for everyone and see to the betterment of society.
HOW IT WORKS
Expanding the Vote.
No longer are nomination elections - elections where nominees are elected to become party candidates - restricted to party members. Instead, all voters are allowed to vote in these elections.
Directly Elected Candidates.
You can vote in each party's nomination election, each held on nomination day. You get to choose what Conservative, Liberal, NDP, or Green nominee will best represent you, allowing directly elected, regional representation.
Ranking your Choices.
These elections will all be done by ranked ballot, which means you get to rank the nominees in the order of your preference for them. Of course, you can always leave anyone off the ballot if they are not deserving.
Representing your Riding.
The elected nominees will become their party's candidate in your sub-district (riding). They will campaign for their party in your riding just like they do now.
With these rule changes in mind, party's still vet potential nominees to ensure they align with the respective party values.
Vote for a Party. Not a Person.
You already voted for your candidates in the nomination election so now is time to vote for the actual party you want as the next government.
Since everyone is voting for a party, the popular vote will be proportional to the number of seats that party's win in the election.
Creating the Regional list.
Once the election results are in, each party's regional list is created. It is a list of candidates ordered by popular vote (highest to lowest) in each sub-district (riding).
Seats are allocated for each sub-district (riding) by running through the regional lists of each party. Parties earn seats in order of highest to lowest popular vote. This continues in a cyclical manner until all seats are filled.
Meeting a Threshold.
The only restriction in this system is a three percent popular vote threshold, which parties must meet in order to be eligible for seats in the legislature. This prevents fringe parties from getting seats.