The SV system requires voters to rank their two favourite candidates in order of preference, which is then used to elect a single winner via two rounds of vote counting.
Tagged: Electoral Systems
The Additional Member System, or AMS, is a mixed electoral system. The aim of this electoral system is to achieve a more proportional parliament, while retaining direct representation from local members of parliament.
FPTP is the electoral system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons. FPTP is a plurality electoral system in which the winning candidate only needs one vote more than their leading opponent in order to win their seat.
In 2011 the Liberal Democrats (as part of the coalition) called a referendum to introduce AV (Alternative Vote) instead of First Past the Post.