A National Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
Backed by evidence, powered by people
There is a way forward on electoral reform that puts the interests of people before politics.
A process we can trust.
We need a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.
What is a Citizens’ Assembly?
A citizens’ assembly is a body of citizens formed to deliberate on an important policy issue.
Citizens’ assemblies are built on the belief that when given the knowledge, resources and time, citizens can find solutions to complex and challenging issues, including those where politicians have reached an impasse.
Citizens’ assemblies empower citizens to develop in-depth understanding of an issue and to submit their recommendations free of partisan interference and considerations. Recommendations emerging from such a process are likely to be seen as highly legitimate expressions of the popular will.
Why a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform?
Watch a Tedx Talk by George Zarkadakis, who has participated in a citizens’ assembly, on how citizens’ assemblies can help us strengthen democracy.