Technical Considerations

There are a number of technical issues involved in designing a new electoral system.  As with any idea, the devil is in the details.

Several of the important issues have been explained in the links below, so that you can see how Simple MMP works in more detail.

Responsibilities of Local and Top-Up MPs Click here

Measuring Proportionality Click here

Description of the Top-Up process Click here

How Top-Up Ridings are Selected Click here

Compensatory versus Non-compensatory Top-up Click here

Optimum Local Percentage and List Seats Click here

Redistribution Issues Click here

Constitutional Requirements Click here

Providing Transparency Click here

Reporting the Results Click here

Judicial Recounts Click here

Other considerations (Age, Online Voting, Etc.) Click here