Types of Voting System

Different voting systems have a variety of different features, ranging from how proportional they are (whether seats in parliament reflect votes cast), the connection between MPs and their communities and the extent to which voters can choose between different candidates.

Use the filters to shuffle the electoral systems based on these criteria. Remember, the star rating on each voting system is just a rough guide!

Order voting systems by those with the best:
Proportionality Voter choice Local representation
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What are voting systems

Voting systems are the way we elect our politicians. The type of system we use decides whether our government truly represent us and whether we can hold them to account if they let us down.

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