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Seat swapping: a solution to vote splitting in Canadian politics?

The Canadian Conservative Party is currently at 30.2% in nationwide polls but, due to factors such as vote splitting and regionalized support, is currently projected to form a minority government with 131 out of 308 seats in Parliament. That's undemocratic. Idea: what if opposition parties agreed not to run candidates in specific ridings so as to create two party races (Conservative-Liberal in some ridings, Conservative-NDP in others). Would that be lawful? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jun 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Candidate positions, distilled?

Help me be an informed voter in my local (U.S.) Senate and Congressional races tomorrow! I'd like to key in my ZIP code and get a concise, impartial overview of the platform and positions of all the candidates on the ballot. Direct me to site(s) that may serve, Metafilter.
posted by killdevil on Nov 5, 2012 - 13 answers

How anonymous is my vote?

I'll make this super-simple: how anonymous is your vote in the United States? I'm currently working for a progressive-oriented group that does lot of work with Democratic politicians/figures - but I'm considering voting third-party in this year's presidential election. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2012 - 12 answers

What does it take to vote in the November election?

Is there an updated list of all the new Voter ID laws in various states in America? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jul 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Voting early, but how often?

In a meeting, not an election, how many times can an absentee ballot be used on the same issue? [more inside]
posted by donpardo on Apr 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Suffrage and the American Emigrant: Confusion Abroad.

I have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Am I permitted to register with the UK electoral roll if I am not yet a British citizen? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Voting turnout in different countries

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election” Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
posted by espada0 on Mar 10, 2011 - 27 answers

Time to Vote

2010 Philadelphia voting guide besides the Inquirer's? Bonus points if you live in Philly and have personal voting suggestions & supportive reasoning. [more inside]
posted by furious on Oct 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for voting software for a contest

I'm looking for online voting software with a few specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I get opinions quickly on Facebook ?

Dear Hive Mind what is the best Polling / Voting Application on Facebook ? I need a solution to save time in gathering opinions as I'm currently drowning under the volume of emails going backwards and forwards. [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Provisional Ballot or No?

Will I be able to vote in the Florida election tomorrow using an expired passport as Photo ID, or will I be stuck filling out a provisional ballot? [more inside]
posted by empyrean on Nov 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Me vote pretty some day.

How do I (quickly) educate myself on the props and candidate choices I will be faced with on my ballot next week? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Oct 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Vote Early and Often

What's the scoop on early voting in New York? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Can I check if I'm still registered to vote or do I need to register again?

So I registered to vote in MA in 2004 but I've moved a few times since then. Can I check if I'm still registered or do I need to register again? [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Oct 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me make sure my vote counts!

I just found out that I am listed as an "active" registered voter in two Pennsylvania counties -- may I vote in either one of those counties in November? [more inside]
posted by cac on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Absent but not gone.

Question from Ms. Magnakai: What should I do about absentee ballots and registering to vote from an american in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Sep 14, 2008 - 4 answers

What can I do about touch screen voting?

What can I do to help in regards to touch screen voting machines in my community? [more inside]
posted by niles on Sep 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I continue as an election judge?

How much civic duty is enough? Should I keep going as an election judge? [more inside]
posted by Fferret on Nov 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Can you use a phone while voting?

Can you use a phone (to get assistance from a friend, for example) while voting? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Nov 7, 2006 - 7 answers

To vote or not to vote?

Do I keep my plans with a friend this evening or go home to vote? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Nov 7, 2006 - 44 answers

Voter Registration Help

As much as I'd like to contribute my vote to what could be a pivotal senate race, I don't want to do anything illegal. I need some clarification. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Nov 6, 2006 - 13 answers

The bottom of the ballot / Gorilla Romero for Adjutant General

How should I vote at the bottom of the ballot? [more inside]
posted by climalene on Nov 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Should I abstain from ballot questions?

I am philosophically opposed to the concept of voter initiatives and ballot questions. There are three questions on my ballot on Tuesday. Should I leave them blank, or vote no? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 5, 2006 - 21 answers

How was voting today?

How was voting today? [more inside]
posted by DrJohnEvans on Nov 2, 2004 - 82 answers

Absentee Ballots

When I filed my absentee ballot yesterday, the clerk insisted that my father and I vote in pencil... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Oct 14, 2004 - 14 answers

Rule for when U.S. Presidential Election is held?

US election question: The US Presidential election is being held Nov. 2, 2004. Last election was on Nov. 7th. I was confused last time and this time because I swear that I remember learning that elections are always held on the second Tuesday of November. Anyone aware of whether that second Tuesday thing is a rule, and, if so, is there some historical origin to it? If it is a rule, anyone know why the last two elections were held on the first Tuesday of November?
posted by Seth on Sep 14, 2004 - 8 answers

Voting Parties

In Wisconsin, you don't have to declare a party in order to vote in the primary, which has me wondering, since George W. Bush is a lock on the republican side, why don't republicans vote in the democratic party for the person they think is the least likely to win?
posted by drezdn on Feb 17, 2004 - 20 answers

American Politics 101

Girl came to my door asking if I wanted to vote in the caucus or whatever for Howard Dean. I said no because I am one ignorant American when it comes to the election. Would someone explain caucuses, the party system, how the president gets elected, the electoral college and everything?
posted by banished on Jan 29, 2004 - 5 answers

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