Monday, April 18, 2011

Alternative Vote Referrendum

In the UK, we're about to have a referrendum on whether to change the voting system. Here's a video that explains some of the issues. And I know it ends up pro-AV. I'm not sure which way I'd vote - at the moment it's more likely I'd go for Alternative Vote than First Past the Post. If someone can point me to a sensible argument for FPTP, I'd be happy to consider posting that too.

1 comment:

John said...

Andrew Goddard has written some helpful thoughts here. He also ends up in favour of AV.

As far as I can tell, there is only one credible argument in favour of FPTP against AV, and that is that the count is slightly quicker. There's also inertia - the fact that we use FPTP at the moment. That isn't really an argument, but it's what I suspect will win on the day.