MSPs are chosen for the Scottish Parliament using an electoral system called the Additional Member System. Elections to Scottish councils use an electoral system called the Single Transferable Vote.
What is the name given to electoral system used to elect MSPs to the Scottish Parliament?
First Past the Post
The Additional Member System
Single Transferable Vote
How many constituency MSPs are there?
What is one advantage of the Additional Member System?
Voters have more than one MSP who can represent them
It is a complex system
Political parties are not fairly represented
What is the name given to electoral system used to elect local government (councils) in Scotland?
What name is given to a council area?
What is one disadvantage of the Single Transferable Vote?
Voters place an X against only one candidate
Voters have more than one councillor to represent them
Elections are more complex