Welcome to 123London!

We are a group working to have London use Ranked Ballot Voting for local elections. This is a small change to the democratic process that will ensure that our elected officials have majority support and will help strengthen the already large level of citizen engagement in London.  Ranked Ballot Voting is used around the world and by many organizations within Canada.  It's time that London does the same.

What are we trying to accomplish?

London is home to many passionate citizens who want strong leadership and meaningful civic engagement.  123London believes that engagement starts at the ballot box.  We want to ensure the voice of every citizen is heard on Election Day and that every elected official has the majority support of the voters.  Our goal is to have City Council and the Government of Ontario approve Ranked Ballot Voting in London in time for the 2018 municipal elections.

How do we know that we will be successful?

We are not the only Ranked Ballot initiative in Ontario.  On June 11, 2013, Toronto City Council voted to ask the Ontario Government for permission to used Ranked Ballot Voting for their local elections.  Even more exciting; the Province listened and a Bill made it to the floor of Queen's Park.  If Toronto can be successful then so can London; but we need your support to make this a reality.

How can you help?

First and foremost sign the petition!  This way we can show everyone just how much support there is for this change.  You can also volunteer to help spread the word about 123London and Ranked Ballot Voting.  Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to help, and be sure to share information about 123London on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • commented 2014-11-08 23:49:00 -0500
    Ranked Ballot is a great improvement for mayoral elections. But a proportional ranked-ballot system such as STV may be better than IRV for multi-seat elections as city council. Have you considered STV? I note that London wards are quite small in comparison to Toronto or Brampton. It may be easier to combine them and have multi-member wards. With STV, here would be lower thresholds and, therefore, more competitive races.. http://www.openstv.org/files/MichStLR.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI
  • commented 2014-06-25 06:10:35 -0400
    Considering the number of candidates that could be put on the ballot, this method of election has merit.