SUPPORT SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT IN WINTER PARK
SIGN THIS PETITION TO SUPPORT SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT — IT ONLY TAKES 1 MINUTE!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK CAN SIGN THIS PETITION

PETITION LETTER:

On August 26th, 2020, with a 3 to 2 vote, Winter Park City Commissioners voted to place Single Member District on the ballot so voters can decide as to what form of government they would like to see in Winter Park, FL.


WHEREAS, this citizen petition is requesting resident signatures in support of Single Member District being placed on the March 2021 ballot.

WHEREAS, the purpose of this petition is to collect "100" signatures, to express interest for Single Member District from residents at the request of the city council.

What is Single Member District?

The single-member plurality election is the most common and best-known electoral system currently in use in the "United States of America". It is used to elect the U.S. House Representatives, as well as many state and local legislatures. Under single-member plurality systems, an area is divided into a number of geographically defined voting districts, each represented by a single elected official. Voters can only vote for their district’s representative, with the highest vote-getter winning election, even if he or she has received less than half of the vote.

Advantages of Single-Member Districts:

-Provide voters with strong constituency representation because each voter has a single, easily identifiable, district representative;
-Single Member District helps to stimulate community engagement.
-Running a district campaign is much more cost-effective.
-Maximize accountability because a single representative can be held responsible and can be re-elected or defeated in the next election;
-Ensure geographic representation.

The strengths of single-member districts rest in the close ties between representatives and constituents, the accountability of representatives to the voters, and constituency service. Because single-member districts are used in conjunction with plurality or majority voting rules, they are also said to foster strong and stable government.


Spanish translation of the petition can be found here: https://forms.gle/EPvMRPkqNYLAAsBy7
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