Hamilton City Council is looking at what system we’ll use to vote in the next local government elections. We can stick with the system we use now to vote for our mayor and councillors, which is called First Past the Post (FPP). Or we can switch to the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

 

Watch the video below to find out more about how each system works. Then tell us what system you want Hamilton to use next time we vote for our city’s leaders.

(You'll need to watch the video before sharing your view.)

HOW TO VOTE UNDER STV AND FPP

ABOUT FPP AND STV

PROS

How to vote is familiar
Counting process is easy to understand

CONS

Candidates can be elected with small amounts of voter support
Fewer voters have a say on who gets elected than under STV

PROS

Results can better reflect the preferences of a greater number of voters
The winning mayoral candidate must get a majority of votes to be elected
STV maximises the number of votes that help to elect candidates

CONS

Voting for our mayor and councillors under STV would be less familiar
Counting system is more complex

WHAT’S YOUR CHOICE?

Select which option you prefer

WIN!

Tell us why you prefer FPP or STV and a little bit about yourself, you’ll go into the draw to win one of three $100 Prezzy cards.

Nearly done! Let us know why you prefer FPP or STV.

To be in the draw for one of three $100 Prezzy cards, just leave your email or phone number below.
Winners will be drawn by Friday 24 July.

It looks like you haven’t watched our short video yet. Have a quick look so you can share your view.

STAGE 1

Your

feedback

Until 17 July
STAGE 2

Council

decision

6 August 2020
STAGE 3

Public

notice

19 September 2020
STAGE 4

Demand for

a poll

21 February 2021