The Electoral Reform Society alerts me to the news that one of the issues at stake in November’s US election is a ballot on the proposition to switch to the use of STV for elections in the city of Cincinnati.
Apparently many cities in the US historically used some form of PR but, in a backlash against the civil rights movement, vested interests got most of these places to turn to first past the post, leaving Cambridge, Massachusetts as the only place still using STV.
We should be keeping our fingers crossed that the reformers in Cincinnati are successful. More details at: www.betterballotcincinnati.com
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.