Sunday, October 26, 2008
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION: IS IT GOOD -OR- BAD FOR CINCINNATI?
Proportional Representation or P.R. as it's called is Issue 8 on this year's Cincinnati election ballot.
Under the PR system of voting for Cincinnati City Council members it is said:
- Cincinnati voters will rank in numerical order up to nine Cincinnati City Council candidates according to their "preference" of whom they would like to see elected.
- Your vote will be counted for your first choice candidate if and only if it can be used to help elect that candidate. If your first choice vote can't be used to help elect your first choice candidate, it will be TRANSFERRED to the highest of your other candidate choices that your vote could help.
Confusing? -or- Confusing?
EVERY VOTE should be counted right?
NOT JUST ONE OR TWO.
A Channel 9 I-Team Report called "Proportional Representation" hosted by Hagit Limor. In the video at http://www.wcpo.com/ you will see both sides of the so-called P.R. debate. Watch the video, do your own research and you decide if you like our current system of voting called the "9X System". Or do you think PR is the way to go in Cincinnati?
NOTE: As done in years past, the administrator of The Black Fist Blog will be making a few endorsements in the next couple of days regarding this year's elections. An endorsement FOR or AGAINST Proportional Representation will be included in that list.
Please stay tuned for those announcements.