Scotland's voting system.

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Scotland uses a proportional representation voting system. PR systems try to get a closer match between the proportion of votes a party wins and its proportion of seats in Parliament. The Scottish system is actually a combination of two voting systems: First Past the Post and the Additional Member System. Voters in Scotland have two votes: for constituency MSPs and for regional MSPs.

FPTP - for constituency MSPs. 

  • Scotland is divided up into 73 constituencies (also called 'seats' because winners get to take a seat in the Scottish Parliament)
  • In each constituency, you vote for the candidate you want to win. 
  • The candidate who

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