Tag Archives: Gallagher Index

The Gallagher Index is a measure of the disproportionality in an election between the expressed will of the voters (ie, the votes) and the results (in the case of Westminster-style parliaments, the number of seats), with respect to political parties.

Demystifying the Gallagher Index

by | January 20, 2017

I’ve written before about how important electoral reform is to secularists, humanists, atheists, and freethinkers, and since then it has become a major political issue. The most recent debacle had former Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef trying to dazzle Canadians with math, and make an important electoral metric – the Gallagher Index – look dangerous… Read more »

Electoral reform

by | May 18, 2014

The next federal election is tentatively scheduled for October next year, but it seems like everyone is already in campaign mode – indeed, it seems like they’ve been in campaign mode since 2011 (one wonders if Trudeau was born in campaign mode). Ontarians are going to the polls in a few weeks, while Quebeckers just… Read more »