Dear Editor:

I wanted to be sure that people are aware that there are ways we can manipulate our very poor voting system.

Vote swapping, or pair swapping, is an agreement to swap voters ballots between ridings. If your preferred party isnt likely to win, consider vote swapping so that your vote can be used more effectively.

Visit for more information on vote swapping. It is a sad democracy when so many feel their votes are wasted, but this is a real way to fight that.

Leah Shoemaker


Editors note: In 2008, Elections Canada ruled vote swapping and vote pairing legal. The decision also noted that swap agreements cannot be enforced, due to the nature of the secret ballot.