Vote Yes PEI is proud of what we accomplished together. Change happens when people work towards a common goal - and that's where you came in.
Thank you to our volunteers - we know you were busy with school and work, helping family and other candidate campaigns across the political spectrum. And thank you to all Islanders - We could not have done this without you!!!
We are inspired by those took the time to listen, asked questions, who were interested in learning more, who challenged us, and who acted to help make this people's based initiative a reality.
49% of the popular vote is great for such a short campaign without much people power on a big issue such as this.
The desire for change is real. It's not over - so you might be hearing from us in the future
Important Referendum Info
On April 23, PEI voters will participate in a second referendum on whether to adopt Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP). MMP is a fair voting system chosen by Island voters two years ago that makes every vote matter.
To vote you must be:
A Canadian citizen
18 years or older as of April
A resident of Prince Edward Island for at least six months prior to April
You can vote in person or by mail-in ballot
Pledge to Vote Yes
Join us to ensure a more fair government for all Islanders
Why Vote Yes
Mixed Member Proportional is Easy, Equal + Effective.
Easy as Pie
MMP is Proportional Representation.
40% of the
Instead 40% votes = 40% seats. Yes!
Equal for All Voters
MMP is a fair voting system that's embraced across the ideological and political spectrum where used.
With MMP, over 95% of voters will elect a candidate. Yes!
With our current winner-take-all voting system? Fewer than half of
Effective for You
No strategic voting. No 'wasted' votes.
Just vote for what you believe in.
Vote across party lines. Vote for independents
Your vote, your choice. You choose who wins.
Two votes is more powerful than one.
Why Our Voting System
The Broken Illusion — Elections represent us?
Islanders don't get what they vote for.
As the video below shows, How We Vote never matches What We Get in the legislature!
Instead we get disproportional "clean-sweep" bloated majority governments that elect little-to-no opposition MLA's.
That's not representative!
How We Vote never matches
What We Get!
Under MMP, the circles always match!
The Broken Confusion - Did your vote matter?
Most Islander votes don't matter.
Did your vote matter last election? Unlikely! Under our current voting system, only 46% of Islander votes elect MLAs.
Under MMP? Over 90% of Islander votes will help to elect a candidate!
When elections fail to represent us, our politicians do too.
You know your vote should matter!
❌ Most Islanders elect nobody with their vote.
The Broken Delusion - More stable?
Politicians call snap elections to win disproportional power.
Current 'First Past the Post' voting - More stable? Not at all! Governments fall early when there's a chance to win disproportional power from an early winner-take-all election.
Germany and Scotland are more stable under MMP, not less.
Under MMP, minority coalition governments work
different. Politicians are motivated to make power sharing work because they can't win false majorities from a five percent shift in public opinion.
Politicians have to play nice with each other!
✔️ Governments are more stable under MMP than Canada.
(Time between last five elections)
Say YES to a trusted system loved by the World's Happiest Democracies!
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Help us make better voting a reality
Join our volunteer team to bring MMP to Prince Edward Island.