Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm going to make a submission on the MMP review

Here's what I need to think about:
  • The 5 percent party vote threshold for a party to be eligible for allocation of list seats;
  • The one electorate seat threshold for a party to be eligible for allocation of list seats;
  • The effects of population change on the ratio of electorate seats to list seats;
  • The effect of a party’s candidates winning more seats than the party would be entitled;
  • The capacity of a person to be both a constituency candidate and a list candidate;
  • A party’s ability to determine the order of candidates on its party list and the inability of voters to rank list candidates in order of preference;
  • The capacity of a list MP to stand as a candidate in a by-election;




The deadline for making a submission is 31 May 2012.
Make a submission at http://www.mmpreview.org.nz/





I've collected a bunch of links that make for relevant reading. I'll work through these over the next week:

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2011/07/defending_the_threshold.html
http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/threshold-and-stability.html
http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2011/07/debating_the_threshold.html
http://jamesshaw.net.nz/2012/04/144/
http://publicaddress.net/legalbeagle/mmp-review-2-dual-candidacy/
http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/missing-point-on-dual-candidacy.html
http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/plus-ca-change-and-all-that
http://publicaddress.net/legalbeagle/up-to-11/
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