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Referendum on the voting system used to elect MPs to the House
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?
Victor the Vote Counter
Let Victor explain how the two voting systems stack
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