We’re in the midst of a Plebiscite on Mixed Member Proportional Representation System here on Prince Edward Island this week: advance polls ran last week; office voting is this week; Plebiscite Day is Monday — see vote.electionspei.ca to find out where to vote.
One of the interesting side-effects of the plebiscite is that I have spent more time talking with friends and family about the intricacies of the democratic process in the past month than I have in my entire life leading up to this month. Evidence suggests that I’m not alone.
No matter the results of the plebiscite vote, an enduring legacy of the plebiscite will be a population more aware of how we are governed. And that’s a Good Thing.