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  • View Poll Results: Choose any number of candidates (please read OP first)
    Conservative
    26
    38.81%
    Labour
    24
    35.82%
    Liberal Democrat
    39
    58.21%
    UKIP
    24
    35.82%
    Green Party
    28
    41.79%
    Socialist Party
    17
    25.37%
    British National Party
    4
    5.97%
    Libertarian Party UK
    23
    34.33%
    SNP / Plaid Cymru
    4
    5.97%
    English Democrats
    6
    8.96%

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    Please read the following before voting above.

    Under a proposed AV voting system, you would be able to vote for as many candidates as you like to select one winner (i.e. constituency representative).

    I just wanted to do a test to see if the outcome would be the same on TSR under the standard one vote method, and the AV method.

    You can vote for as many parties as you like, but voting for all of them is a bit pointless. The party with the largest number of votes wins. This system is different because if you use your votes wisely you can use your vote for a number of different purposes.

    For example, under this system, you can simply vote against a party by voting for every single party apart from the one you want to vote against. This will give the party you are voting against a net vote loss of 1.

    If you are indifferent between several choices, you can of course select all the ones that you prefer.

    Or you can just simply vote for the single party that you prefer.

    Once you have voted, please click here to vote using the standard one-vote method as you would normally


    I think it would be interesting to compare outcomes.
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    Interesting. Shame TSR doesnt do 1,2,3,4,5... rankings for polls like real AV
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    Interesting results. UKIP and the Lib Dems come out really well from AV so far.
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    Wow Lib Dems are winning here yet only have 1 vote in the other poll (from me) - we should soo go to this kind of voting for elections
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    I voted Socialist, Lib Dem, Green and Labour.
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    Fascinating results. The Lib Dems would win under AV but come last under the standard one. No wonder they want AV so badly. :tongue:
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    It shouldn't be surprising that the current electoral system benefits the parties that have held power for the last century more than any others.
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    Voted Lib Dems and Greens here and then Lib Dems in the main one.
    Maybe it's just the type of person that TSR attracts, but I don't think Lib Dems would actually win if the UK chose to use AV...
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    Voted Labour, lib dems, green and socialist in AV one, labour in single
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    Very interesting results, I'm glad to see the Libertarians got so many votes in AV.

    Conservatives, UKIP and Libertarians in AV.
    UKIP in single.
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    40% said libertarian here, but I'm the only one who voted libertarian in the single-choice poll. :sad:
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    So, the outcome under AV would be Lib Dem whilst under single vote it would be Tory.
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    Any system which retains constituencies (and doesn't water them down with ridiculous party "top-up" seats) is infinitely preferable to Proportional Representation.

    And AV certainly is compatible with constituencies. But whether it's any better than our present system, or even the Australian system of preferential voting is debateable.
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    This is a good system. :yes:

    I voted socialist, green, labour and liberal democrat.
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    This system is a very good idea.

    plus 39% LPUK :yy: Although only 5% in the single post :nn:
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    i'm impressed by this system of voting. but in real life it would involve people choosing 1,2,3,... right? or is that a different system altogether.
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    (Original post by NEVERYOUMIND)
    i'm impressed by this system of voting. but in real life it would involve people choosing 1,2,3,... right? or is that a different system altogether.
    You mean in order of choice? No, that would be preferential voting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferential_voting), similar to the system in Australia.

    This system just involves selecting several parties in no order, all equal in vote.

    This may help too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Transferable_Vote
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    (Original post by JakePearson)
    You mean in order of choice? No, that would be preferential voting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferential_voting), similar to the system in Australia.

    This system just involves selecting several parties in no order, all equal in vote.

    This may help too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Transferable_Vote
    oh i see.
    so what is this called? cos it must have a name
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    (Original post by NEVERYOUMIND)
    oh i see.
    so what is this called? cos it must have a name
    She just calls it the "AV System", no idea what it stands for, perhaps "alternative vote"?

    Try visiting http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/index.php, might help.
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    oh cool. i will do when i get a moment
 
 
 
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