Sam Chang
Direct democracy, Civil society, Human Rights, Lobbying and Advocacy
  Taipei , TW
Negative Vote Association is dedicated to the promotion of the Negative Vote/Balanced Ballot concept worldwide. We advocate voters should have the choice to vote Against a candidate or party in an election and have such vote counted as minus one.  Each voter still has only one vote. This will increase participation and reduce the influence of extremists. 

DETAILS

QUICK FACTS

  • Organized a citizens' initiative in 2018 to implement Negative Vote in Taiwan
  • Organizing a ballot measure in El Cerrito, CA for Negative Vote/Balanced Ballot 2020
  • https://t.co/G3f9FYwldW

WHAT I CAN OFFER

  • Experience of having led citizens' initiatives in Taiwan and California

WHAT I'M INTERESTED IN

  • Electoral reforms
  • How implementation of direct democracy differs across borders

HISTORY

Founded Negative Vote Association in Taiwan in 2015.  Led citizens' initiative in 2018 in Taiwan to propose the implementation of Negative Vote.  Led similar initiative in El Cerrito, CA in 2020.

LATEST PROJECTS

  • Balanced Ballot Act for El Cerrito
    A citizens' initiative in being proposed to give voters the option to vote Against a candidate in future elections in El Cerrito.

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