Electoral Referendum Bill

  • enacted

Part 2
Provisions relating to referendum

Subpart 1Referendum on options for voting system

7 Referendum on day of general election
  • (1) On the day appointed for the polling to take place for the general election, a referendum of electors must be held on each of the questions about the voting system set out in Parts A and B of the referendum voting paper in Schedule 1.

    (2) Despite the form of the referendum voting paper in Schedule 1, the order of the options for the question in Part B of the referendum voting paper—

    • (a) must be determined by the Chief Electoral Officer by lot; and

    • (b) must not be listed in the order set out in the form in Schedule 1, unless that order is the result of the determination made under paragraph (a).

    (2) Schedule 2 sets out the key characteristics of—

    • (a) the mixed member proportional representation voting system; and

    • (b) each of the options for the question in Part B of the referendum voting paper.