We want to hear your feedback on the system you would prefer for the next local government election in 2019.
The two options are First Past the Post (FPP) or Single Transferable Vote (STV).
First Past the Post (FFP) means:
- You tick the name of the candidate you most prefer.
- When the votes are counted, the candidate with the most votes is elected.
Single Transferable Vote (STV) means:
- You rank the candidates in your order of preference. You write “1” next to the name of the candidate you most prefer, “2” next to your second choice, and so on.
- Once a candidate has enough votes to be elected based on a quota, their excess votes are transferred to voters’ second preference and so on, until enough people have been elected.
Still not sure which is the better of the two voting options? Have a look at this link that provides more information.
You can tell us your preference by voting below.
Let us know what your preferred voting system is by Friday 1 September 2017. The Council will make their decision at their meeting on Wednesday 6 September 2017.