Project Lead: Rob Newman
Board Executive: Tamara Balan, Katelyn
Margerm, Dave Meslin
Toronto seems ready to embark on a journey of electoral
evaluation. The shortcomings of our local elections have been clearly
labeled and lamented by politicians, prominent leaders and the media.
lacking is a facilitated dialogue that explores possible solutions.
Better Ballots aims to create
a public discussion about options for voting reform in Toronto. Using
a variety of methods, including public forums and social networking,
we will attempt to engage as many citizens and stakeholders as possible
in a dialogue that explores the problems we are facing as well as the
benefits and drawbacks that come with each proposed solution.
We'll be hosting four Town
Hall meetings across Toronto in April 2010, exploring fourteen
options for voting reform. We will also provide materials and
speakers to groups who want to host their own local info sessions. (sign
up for updates here.)
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Better Ballots is being undertaken by
a working group of members of the Emerging
Leaders Network (ELN), an
initiative of the Toronto City
The Emerging Leaders Network is a group of civic leaders from across
the GTA whose energy, insights and leadership enable them to benefit
from and contribute to the project that is Toronto. Members of the
ELN are people who mobilize action, laying the groundwork for the city
Members of the Better Ballots working group are acting
as independent citizens, not as agents of the Toronto City Summit Alliance.
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