Category Archives: General Information

Show Your PR Colours!

With less than 3 weeks before the voting begins it’s time to show your colours! Let’s paint this province with a huge Proportional Representation brush by using this bright image for your social media profile photo. (If you don’t use social media, read on!)

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On Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Simply save the above image to your device, then go to your profile and upload as your new profile pic. Encourage your friends to download and use the image too!

Not on Facebook? Check out our new video: “Confused About the Vote? Sacia Breaks it Down”, and share this video.

Confused about the Vote?

 

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PRonPEI.vote – Campaign Website

Campaign Website
We’ll try to keep up with education and opinion resources from our members here at peipr.ca. But we’ll admit it: most of our efforts are going into the actual campaign! Visit the campaign website for the what’s uphttp://www.pronpei.vote/!

Labour Day Canvassing

cbc-labour-dayThanks to CBC PEI for great coverage of canvassing at the Labour Day Picnic, and thanks PR Action Team volunteers for all their hard work!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/proportional-representation-charlottetown-labour-1.3749067

What is happening with the Coalition? An Update

The Coalition is reorganizing to make good use of our time and energy in the remaining weeks before the Plebiscite. Marie Burge from the Cooper Institute wrote this update for Coalition members on July 31, 2016.

Things you might like to know:

Dates of Plebiscite:
Friday, October 29, 2016 at noon to Monday, November 7 at 7:00 pm

  • Methods of Voting:
    – On-line and telephone voting every day
    – In-person voting on Friday, November 4, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Where to vote:
    – From your computer or phone
    – In-person voting can be at any poll across the Island (one poll in each Electoral District, at a designated school)
  • What to vote for:
    The Coalition is campaigning for people to vote for the Proportional Representation (PR) options
    – Dual Member Proportional Representation-DMP and
    – Mixed Member Proportional Representation-MMP)
    The Coalition is not favouring one over the other, but is promoting BOTH models of PR.
  • How to vote for PR:
    The Coalition is encouraging voters to rank the two proportional systems on the ballot as #1 & #2. And then mark the other three as #3, #4, & #5. Given the method of calculating the plebiscite results, if enough people do that (regardless of which one is marked as 1 or which is marked as 2), there will be a higher possibility of ending up with proportional representation.
  • Campaign in place:
    – to get a high percentage (at least 60%) of people to vote
    – to convince the majority of them to vote 1 & 2 for PR.
  • What we need:
    – many, many people across the Island getting a buzz for PR going in their families, organizations, communities, electoral districts
    – volunteers in every district to deliver PR information door-to door
    – lots of media
    – funds to cover campaign expenses

Elections PEI – New Videos

Elections PEI has posted new videos about the upcoming plebiscite! Here are three of them:

General information about the votehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHlDdIKcpF8&feature=youtu.be

About DMPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdN7Jb1wCBY

About MMPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fskEeYj4kWo

Frequently Asked Questions about PR

pr-questionWe’ve added a FAQ to our website! https://peipr.ca/faq/

If you have questions that aren’t answered here, post them in the comments, and we’ll do our best to answer them and add them to the FAQ page.

PR Action Team Launches New Website!

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Exciting news! Coalition member group the PR Action Team‘s new website is up and running today. Visit  www.PRonPEI.vote to pledge your vote for PR and to find out more about upcoming events to promote proportional representation across Prince Edward Island.