I was thinking about voting on Wednesday, and how my ballot is essentially meaningless, since I live in a solid PC, rural riding. I'm sure I'm not alone in seeing the contrast of civic duty and meaningless exercise. Which leads me to a question- in countries where MMP has been enacted, has it lead to increased voter turnout?
I vote regardless, but for the casual person, how does the futility affect their participation. On the surface it would seem MMP would increase turnout, because no matter your geographic circumstance, you have a motivation, knowing that your vote transfers somehow. Anyone know?