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Kingston reacts to Ford government’s planned removal of ranked ballots

Kingstonians have reacted strongly to the provincial government’s planned change to the Municipal Elections Act, which would effectively nullify the results of Kingston’s recent referendum on ranked ballot voting. In Kingston’s 2018 municipal election, Kingstonians voted in favour of the use of ranked ballots for the next municipal election. The

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The value of local representation

Vol. 1: To live or not to live in your district? “He doesn’t live in the district, you know?” That was a common refrain my opponents used against me in last fall’s municipal election, as I was told by a number of people as I went door-to-door. And it was

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Understanding the ranked ballot referendum question

On Saturday, October 22, 2018, voters in Kingston have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on whether they want their city council elected through a ranked ballot. Here’s a brief overview of benefits and problems of the current system and a ranked ballot system. Single member plurality or first-past-the-post

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2018 municipal election referendum question poll

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2018, Kingstonians will head to the polls, not only to vote for the next members of Kingston City Council, but also to vote on the referendum question. That question will ask voters if they would prefer to use a ranked ballot system as opposed to the

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