Preferential ballot can be confusing
Thanks to the editor for an excellent editorial ( July 15, 2015), "Electoral options raise questions on engagement." The preferential ballot system does not deal with the basic problem of unfair distribution of party seats (proportionality). It should not be considered an option at all in a plebiscite.
The MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) system does deal with the problem and should be recommended by the government. This system is simple and requires one mark (x) only on the ballot paper (as in the present system). The preferential ballot system is complex requiring several marks (x) on the ballot paper - very confusing for many voters. Bill Frederiksen, Charlottetown