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The Voting System for the Scottish Parliament

73 Constituency MSPís elected by the first past the post system in the first ballot.

56 Additional Members elected by proportional representation.

The Additional Members

Each of the electoral regions will return 7 Additional Members (7MSPís x 8 Regions = 56 Additional MSPs)

The method for Additional Members is as follows Ė

Total number of additional member votes cast for each party across the region will be calculated.

This total is divided by the number of Constituency MSPs the party has won in the region using "first past the post" system, plus one(to make sure none is divided by zero).

Party left with highest total after the division gains the first of the seven Additional Members.

The second to the seventh Additional Members are allocated on the same basis, but each new Additional Member gained by each party is now included in the calculation.