Here’s a great blog post from a student, with videos describing the most common electoral systems. Which do you think we should have in Canada?


There are many ways of how countries vote for who they want in parliament.

In Canada we use a system called First Past the Post which means who ever has the most votes wins. So Canada is divided into ridings where we vote for a candidate from a party to represent us.

A fun way of learning about the First Past the Post

A less fun explanation of First Past the Post

Another Electoral System is called the Alternative Vote. For the Alternative Vote the voters may list the candidates in order from who they want elected the most to who they are least afraid to be in office. Then the candidate with the least amount of votes is eliminated and the voters of the candidate will have their 2nd vote put in use and so on and so on until 1 candidate has more the 50% of the votes.

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