A week today, voters in the UK will be going to polls in only the second ever national referendum, as well elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies and local elections in parts of England.
The referendum question is
"Do you want the United Kingdom to adopt the 'alternative vote' system instead of the current 'first past the post' system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons?"
I'll be voting yes, as outlined here. For this post, however, I want to share this video with you. Dan Snow uses a simple analogy to illustrate how it works. And unlike the some of the analogies used by the No campaign, this one actually holds water.
Visit the Yes to Fairer Votes website and make sure you use your vote on May 5th.