Poll on voting (STV vs FPP)

Tick or rank? A poll on voting systems will be held in conjunction with the 2019 elections.

You have a choice between two systems

When you receive your voting papers this year you will also be asked to choose which voting system you would like to use in future elections. The poll results will be binding on the Council for the 2022 and 2025 elections.

The two systems – First Past the Post (FPP) and Single Transferable Voting (STV) are explained on this page.

Example voting forms

Graphic comparing voting ssytems

Graphic showing the difference between the voting systems. In first-past-the-post voters tick a candidate. In single transferable voting, voters rank candidates in order of preference.

About the poll
What's the difference?
Casting your vote under different systems

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