voteswap.ca promotes vote swaps and a goal to prevent false majority as a path to electoral reform for the frustrated voter in Canada and other first past the post countries. It acts as a watchdog on efforts like pairvote.ca and the Vote Swap Canada (facebook) project and advocates:
- an open content licensing approach to advocating all forms of vote manipulation or vote swaps to increase critical analysis and online deliberation about these, especially swing district predictions close to elections (that can change outcomes in chaotic ways)
- other related standards like avoiding 3-way swing district swaps close to elections
- voter data privacy standards at least equivalent to those that apply in Canada for all other countries employing the first past the post system, that permit sharing of data with electoral reform efforts and as required to coordinate commitments among various vote swapping/pairing systems.
- releasing the underlying code as free software for better accountability and auditing and inspection/improvement of algorithms.