A website to advocate for a second choice of party vote under the NZ MMP electoral system.
I have been conscious of the problems of the threshold for a long time. I decided to advocate for the second choice of party vote, because it seems to be a compromise solution.
I do not belong to any political party. I am interested in this problem as one of how to make the electoral process more responsive to voter interests, but also easy to understand and implement.
I first started thinking about this idea after the 2008 election. I submitted on it to the 2012 MMP review. I researched submissions and found several others suggesting the idea of a second choice of party vote, including two others with detailed plans.
I have developed this proposal over many years, listening to friends and to publicly expressed concerns about the threshold.
Edward Hitchcock +337 6607 3456 (A New Zealander now in France)