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
How to vote is familiar
Counting process is easy to understand
Candidates can be elected with small amounts of voter support
Fewer voters have a say on who gets elected than under STV
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
Voting for our mayor and councillors under STV would be less familiar