It's Your Right to Decide?
The Hutt City Council, by not making any decision on whether Lower Hutt City should decide whether it adopts Single Transferable Voting (STV) or retain First Past the Post (FPP) has, according to The Electoral Reform Coalition,denied Lower Hutt City residents a say in the choice of what electoral system the city should adopt in a referendum. The Hutt branch of the Electoral Reform Coalition (ERC) believes that:
The purpose of the petition is to give the
residents of Lower Hutt City a right to participate in the decision making process of how
they elect their council representatives no matter which option they support.
If you are interested in signing this petition or know of other people who may also be interested in signing, please click here to download and print the petition (Acrobat Reader necessary). The petition has to be returned to The Electoral Reform Coalition by 10 December 2002.
Download an STV Fact sheet here (Acrobat Reader necessary).