Types of Electoral system

Government S.S.S 2 First term

Week 2

Types of Electoral system

Performance objectives

Student should be able to:

1. list type of electoral system

2. identify the characteristics of each system

3. discuss the advantage and disadvantages of each system


1. Characteristics, advantage and disadvantage of the electoral system

2. Types

i. simple

ii. Absolute

iii. Proportional representation

iv. Direct and indirect electoral system

3. Second ballot

Characteristics of Electoral system

1. Independent body

2. Constant/periodic election

3. Constituencies are created

4. Voting should be conducted without intimidation

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