Alternative Voting Methods

Do you know what is meant by a  First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting method?  How does FPTP voting work?  That is the method of voting commonly used in the United States and in some elections in a few other countries around the world.  What are the benefits and drawbacks of FPTP?

Most of us have heard about “Gerrymandering”, but what is it?  How does it work?  Why is it bad?  Or is it bad? 

Are there other ways of voting and alternative ways of organizing our communities to make districts and voting more fair and representative of the views and wishes of ALL voters?

This series of videos is an excellent introduction and explanation of these and other issues around votes and voting.

FAIRVOTE is an excellent resource for information on alternative voting methods.