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Higher Voting Systems

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    Posted by revision (U15207447) on Saturday, 30th March 2013

    Do you only need to know about FPTP, AMS and STV for the exam? In this textbook I have it mentions "The party list system" and "AV" but I don't know much about them.

    Thanks

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    Posted by Modern Studies Teacher (U15172411) on Thursday, 4th April 2013

    Do you only need to know about FPTP, AMS and STV for the exam? In this textbook I have it mentions "The party list system" and "AV" but I don't know much about them.

    Thanks 
    Hi, thanks for your question - sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but my neck of the woods was cut off for a while there.

    There are broadly two types of voting systems:-

    Plurality systems - where a simple majority leads to election - the First Past the Post System would be an example of this type of system

    Proportional Representation - where the result of the election is more or less in line with the proportion of votes cast. PR is a generic term - you must understand the general concept of PR but also have knowledge of specific systems - not only how they work but also some specific strengths and weaknesses.

    Read through the information on this BBC site www.bbc.co.uk/bitesi...

    Get back to me if you're still struggling....

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    Posted by revision (U15207447) on Friday, 5th April 2013

    thanks for the help

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