Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Alternative Vote explained: Mowlem Theatre, 9th February

Mowlem Theatre, 7pm, Wednesday 9th February

Did you know that we will be voting in a national referendum in just a few months’ time?
On 5th May, the country will be holding its first referendum since we voted to continue in the common market in 1975. But what is so important that the nation is having a referendum?
In May we will be voting to change the structure of British politics – an historic moment for democracy in our country.

A public all-party and non-party event will address this on Wednesday 9th February at 7pm in the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage. A panel of speakers from Fair Votes for Dorset, Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, Labour and the Green Party will help us understand the reasons behind the referendum and will explain how the Alternative Vote works. A mock election will be held on the night to show the difference between the present First Past the Post voting system and the proposed Alternative Vote system. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions on the voting systems to the speakers.

Admission to the event is free and it promises to be an interesting and engaging evening.
Don’t miss the opportunity to find out about what we will soon be voting for in May’s referendum!

To see an illustration of how AV works, click this link:

or this:


The Postman said...

If you want change, get everyone you know to vote, for the planned referendum will now be non-binding if turnout is below 40%. If turnout drops below that level, the Commons will decide whether to accept the outcome.


Anonymous said...

I'd have to add that even if you DON'T want change, you have to vote too!

Apathy wins strange prizes and not all of them wanted.

Anonymous said...

It seems like a no brainer to me.