In the not too distant future I hope to blog about STV and show off how it may have worked in 2008. Part of this involves dividing NZ into 25 “multi-member” electorates by combining existing electorates together. We then project what the results in each electorate would have been.
What would be great, if if someone with better skills than me could do maps of NZ, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington showing the boundaries for the STV electorates, based on which electorates are combined together.
If this is something you can do quite easily, then please e-mail me. You’ll be helping increase the awareness of Kiwis about the electoral system referendum, so less likely to spend centuries in purgatory