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  ::First Past the Post ::
FPTP is as clear and as brutal as that.
FPTP is a cheap and simple way to hold an election as each voter only has to place one cross on the ballot paper.
FPTP has created within Great Britain a political system that is essentially stable as politics is dominated by just two parties.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /first_past_the_post.htm   (0 words)

  
 First Past the Post electoral system - Electowiki
In 2005, the Candian province of British Columbia held a referendum on changing their FPTP to STV; it was narrowly defeated.
The term "first past the post" refers to a now seldom-used analogy with horse racing, where the winner is the first to pass a particular point (in this case a plurality of votes), upon which all other runners automatically and completely lose ("winner take all").
The first past the post election system is used in the Republic of China on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
wiki.electorama.com /wiki/First_past_the_post   (0 words)

  
 The Head Heeb: First-past-the-post in Israel?
He's hardly the first to do so - complaints about the disproportionate influence of small parties have been an Israeli staple since time immemorial - but his recommended solution isn't the usual mantra of raising the proportional representation threshold.
We call it "first past the post." The country should be divided into 120 different constituencies of more-or-less similar voter numbers.
In the first few district-based elections, the advantage in winning these seats will go to the established Arab parties with the strongest local organizations - which means that Balad will be first past the post in most of the Galilee, and the United Arab List or Ta'al in the Triangle.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/014941.html   (1332 words)

  
  Make My Vote Count: First-Past-the-Post Rocks, M'kay?
FPTP entrenches this bipolarity and forces fringe groups to work with the moderates, rather than forcing the moderates to work with the fringes, which is what proportional representation encourages.
Posted by: Jarndyce at July 26, 2005 05:15 PM ta jarndyce, it was mildly tricky putting it together, and I took a lot less time over the comeback (although I was beer-fuelled for that, hence the hasty appearance of it)
Posted by: Paul Davies at July 26, 2005 06:45 PM The essential point of Paul Davies'defence of FPTP seems to be that you get a strong leader.
www.makemyvotecount.org.uk /blog/archives/2005/07/firstpastthepos.html   (3123 words)

  
  Plurality voting system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election.
The term first past the post (abbreviated FPTP or FPP) is an analogy to horse racing, where the winner is the first to pass a particular point (in this case a plurality of votes), after which all other runners automatically and completely lose ("winner-take-all").
The first past the post election system is used in the Republic of China on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_past_the_post   (3569 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: First Past the Post   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name "first past the post" (abbreviated FPTP or FPP) is an analogy to horse racing; the system is also variously called winner-take-all or relative majority.
The First Past the Post electoral system, is a voting system for single-member districts.
The name first past the post (abbreviated FPTP or FPP) is an analogy to horse racing; the system is also variously called winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/First-Past-the-Post   (2205 words)

  
 First Past the Post - the Digital Politics Magazine
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 First past the post - Books - www.theage.com.au
But, in the past month, he has flitted between England, Belgium, Washington DC, Cincinatti and Florida and he says his body clock is "upside down".
He seems amazed that the film was 18 years ago and remembers his first visit to Australia to promote his 1989 novel, A Higher Ground, and how his publishers were slightly miffed at the number of people who wanted to talk to him about the film instead.
It had a disastrous season in England's Premier League this year, finishing next to bottom and being relegated to the first division.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/05/17/1084646127171.html?from=storyrhs   (0 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | VOTING SYSTEM | First past the post
The electoral system used for UK general elections is commonly known as first past the post.
Decisive results First past the post elections usually - though not always - produce clear majorities for one party or another.
This involves most of the representatives being elected via first past the post with a "top-up" vote rewarding parties that win many votes but fail to win seats.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/voting_system/newsid_1173000/1173697.stm   (732 words)

  
 First Past the Post electoral system - Electotest
The term "first past the post" refers to a now seldom-used analogy with horse racing, where the winner is the first to pass a particular point (in this case a plurality of votes), upon which all other runners automatically and completely lose ("winner take all").
This can give substantial power to the media as voters will tend to believe their viewpoint on who the leading contenders are likely to be in the election and use that viewpoint to decide where a "tactical" vote would be (in the voter's opinion) best used.
The first past the post election system is used in the Republic of China on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
wikitest.electorama.com /wiki/Plurality_voting   (1937 words)

  
 Which party will be first past the post? | csmonitor.com
FPTP, the term, is used mostly outside the United States.
But with FPTP it is theoretically possible for one party to capture all 435 districts by a plurality of a single vote in each one - a 435-vote margin that would color the entire country red or blue.
FPTP tends to push a polity toward a two-party system and make third parties disappear, unless they are concentrated geographically.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1103/p18s03-hfes.htm   (662 words)

  
 SARS testingFirst past the post : Article : Nature
World-beater: Christian Drosten burned the midnight oil to be the first to produce a rapid test for SARS.
All in all, it's a considerable achievement for such a small team, given the high-powered virology labs that were engaged in the same quest.
He first fixated on the family of paramyxoviruses, whose members include the rare Hendra and Nipah viruses, which can jump from animals to people.
www.nature.com /uidfinder/10.1038/423114a   (916 words)

  
 Make My Vote Count: First-Past-the-Post: fuelling fires, fanning flames and failing the electorate: A look at the ...
When a mere 10 per cent or so of the electorate can be said to have positively contributed to the outcome of an election, it reinforces the idea that local elections somehow aren't important.
Under STV, every vote counts, as when a voter's first preference is eliminated or gains enough votes to win a seat, the vote passes on to the next most desired candidate.
Posted by: Joe Patterson at May 26, 2006 01:10 PM We're democrats and believe in free speech, but we're also committed to civil and rational debate.
www.makemyvotecount.org.uk /blog/archives/2006/05/firstpastthepos_1.html   (2303 words)

  
 farrell3.htm
Depending on which author one reads the first past the post (FPTP) electoral system is known by a number of titles such as 'plurality', 'relative majority', 'simple majority' or 'single member simple plurality'.
First, under FPTP, the UK is divided into a number of constituencies (651 in 1992; this is set to rise to 659 after boundary revisions), each electing one MP.
FPTP does, however, also have a number of apparent advantages, particularly in terms of its promotion of single-party, stable govern ment; the central role of constituency representation, and its much trumpeted simplicity.
janda.org /c24/Readings/Farrell/Farrell2.htm   (8441 words)

  
 LIBERALS # 6 (FIRST PAST THE POST & PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION)
The Canadian voting system is called, "First past the Post." It is fair only if there are 2 candidates running for office.
Large regions of the country are not represented in government where taxes are hiked and decisions are made.
It is a graphic illustration of the skewed voting system in Canada where first past the post takes all and to hell with the rest.
jamesbredin.tripod.com /numberfour/id6.html   (1116 words)

  
 Voting system: First Past the Post, PR, other?
The person sent would not be able to claim to have the mandate of the population, he just happens to have won his constituency and got projected to the top job.
Most of life is first past the post, including your moment of conception.
Voters mark an 'X' in the first column for their first choice and a second 'X' in the second column for their other choice.
www.ukipforum.co.uk /post-25391.html   (942 words)

  
 Rail firm bids to be First past the post - This is York Archive - From the Evening Press
FIRST GROUP, one of three shortlisted bidders for the Trans Pennine franchise, today unveils its bid.
But First Group, which also runs First York, the city's main bus company, is confident it is submitting the strongest bid.
First Group already runs three franchises; First Great Western, First North Western and First Great Eastern and plans to add £200m worth of trains across the network.
archive.thisisyork.co.uk /2001/5/26/302450.html   (384 words)

  
 First Past the Post electoral system   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United Kingdom continues to use First Past The Post for national and most regional elections.
In May 2005 the citizens of the Canadian province of British Columbia had a chance to cast a ballot for a referendum for abolishing plurality in favor of the Single Transferable Vote after the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform made a recommendation for the reform.
If enough voters use this tactic, the first-past-the-post system becomes a form of runoff voting where the first round is held in the court of public opinion.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/F/First-Past-the-Post-electoral-system.htm   (2706 words)

  
 "Proportional" representation vs. first past the post
In first past the post, the candidate that receives more votes than any of the other candidates in that district wins the seat, even if say 80% of the votes went to other candidates.
First past the post is how tournaments like the Stanley Cup and World Series work after all.
It came to the initially unintuitive conclusion that first past the post is the most democratic electoral system out there, as measured by the power of a single vote to swing the outcome of an election.
www.ee.ualberta.ca /~mspacek/vote.html   (1041 words)

  
 babble: Why "First past the post" electoral systems suck.
posted 11 June 2004 12:25 PM With "First past the post" electoral systems, actions that exclude parties unlikely to win a particular constituency can more easily be justified.
posted 11 June 2004 12:40 PM I think that even if we moved to PR, there would still be a need to restrict events like debates to a manageable number of participants, and this would most reasonably be based on their support.
Martin suggested - not for the first time - that he might be willing to examine a democratic reform measure that has become a pet cause of New Democrat Leader Jack Layton.
www.rabble.ca /babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=35&t=000247   (1685 words)

  
 First Past The Post (from South Wales Argus)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
First Past The Post (from South Wales Argus)
NEWPORT postman Timothy Wren proved he was first class after being voted the Welsh winner of a Royal Mail award.
Tim, a postman for 20 years, also helps the youngsters to set up home for the first time after living in care.
www.southwalesargus.co.uk /news/swanews/display.var.1258928.0.first_past_the_post.php   (557 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: Electoral Reform Movement - Canadian electoral system in detail
The history of the system precedes Confederation; it was first used to elect members to the Nova Scotia legislature in 1758 (Source: Law Reform Commission of Canada,).
The single member plurality system is often referred to as the ‘first past the post’ system simply because, in a sense, it can be characterized as a race.
While the first past the post system has been greatly criticized in recent years, it does have several advantages over other types of systems.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/electoral/reform/system-detail.html   (978 words)

  
 ThePolitic.com » First past the post
This entry was written by Marsilio Facino and posted on Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 8:54 pm and filed under History and Cultural.
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
My first change was to change the category.
www.thepolitic.com /archives/2006/09/21/first-past-the-post   (136 words)

  
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 triple j's guide to election 2001
First Past the Post is commonly used for the election of Heads of State where only one candidate is to be elected.
A variation on first past the post is used in Japan, where voters get to pick more than one representative in each seat.
An American initiative designed to overcome some of the problems of first past the post single member constituencies is Approval Voting.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/22223/20011105/www.abc.net.au/triplej/elections/survival/numbercrunching_post.htm   (251 words)

  
 First Past the Post electoral system - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
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The first-past-the-post electoral system is an election voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP)), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority.
The first past the post election system is used on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
artpolitic.org /infopedia/fi/First_past_the_post_electoral_system.html   (797 words)

  
 Electoral Systems (BP334E)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Under this system, the first step is to set the quota or threshold of votes that each party must attain to win a seat.
Those candidates who obtain the threshold during the first stage of counting are declared elected and any votes they have received in excess of the threshold are redistributed according to the second choices as marked.
At the first count, candidate D obtained the threshold of 251 votes, was declared elected and had his or her 19 surplus votes redistributed.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/bp334-e.htm   (7242 words)

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