- 1. You have one vote, called a Single Transferable Vote, that allows you to put into order of preference the options listed on the ballot paper.
- 2. Put a '1' next to your first choice.
- 3. Put a '2' next to your second choice.
- 4. Continue to number the options listed until you have run out of choices or you have no further preference between the options.
§ WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS DO YOU PREFER: TO LEAVE THE EXISTING SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT UNALTERED
§ TO ESTABLISH IN SCOTLAND A DOMESTIC PARLIAMENT WITH JURISDICTION OVER ALL INTERNAL AFFAIRS[...]
§ TO HAVE INDEPENDENCE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM [...]
§ (aaaaa), to leave out lines 85 to 89 and insert—
§ 'DO YOU WANT?
- (1) No change in the government of Scotland.
- (2) devolution as proposed in the Scotland and Wales Act 1977.
- (3) An independent Scottish Parliament, within the Commonwealth and under the Crown, with full control over all Scottish affairs.
Mark your vote on this ballot-paper by placing the numbers "1", "2" and "3" in the appropriate squares so as to indicate the order of your preference for the three options.
It is not compulsory to indicate three preferences. If you wish to register no more than two preferences, place the numbers "1" and "2" in the appropriate squares. If you wish to register only one preference, place the number "1" in the appropriate square.'
(c), in line 89, at end insert—
'(2) Do you wish Scotland to become an independent state?
(aaa), in line 89, at end insert—
'(2) Do you wish Sctland to remain part of the United Kingdom'.
§ (ggg), in line 89, at end insert—
§ '(2) DO YOU WISH SCOTLAND TO REMAIN PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.
§ Yes [...]
§ No'. [...]
(yyyyy), in line 94, leave out from 'Parliament' to end of Schedule and insert—
'However, not everyone agrees with the provisions of the Act and a number of alternative proposals for the future government of Wales have been put forward. The Act, therefore, provides for this referendum to be held for the purpose of enabling the people of Wales to indicate which proposed system of government they would prefer.'