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==In Regional Systems==
 
In a [[regionalRegional systemssystem]] where members are elected to represent each region the issue is straight forward. If the population size is equal in each region the results are said to be proportionate. The issue then moves to a discussion of the granularity, ie how many representatives per region.
 
There are two ways that Proportionate Representation can be purposely altered. The first is an attempt to improve it. A good example of this is the election of leaders for the Conservative party of Canada. This is held through a general election by all party members using [[Instant-runoff voting]]. Since it is known that the number of party members in each riding is not equal it is not expected that the the outcome would be different if each voter participated in that riding. To improve [[proportionate representation]] the ballots from each region are weighted according to the number of party voters in the region.
 
The inverse example of this is with the [[electoral college]] which purposely breaks [[Proportionate Representation]] to give higher representation to more sparsely populated regions.
 
==In Partisan systems==
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