May 5 referendum explained

By on 06/04/2011 in Elections

 

On Thursday 5 May 2011, there will be a referendum on the voting system you use to elect MPs to the House of Commons.

A referendum asks you to vote yes or no to a proposal. For this referendum, you will receive a ballot paper with this question:

At present, the UK uses the 'first past the post' system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the 'alternative vote' system be used instead?

Download the Electoral Commission leaflet: Local elections and Referendum on the voting system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons

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