How do we elect MLAs?
The people of Northern Ireland elect 90to the .
You have to be 18 toin an . At election time, the map of Northern Ireland is divided into 18 areas. These areas are called . Each elects five MLAs.
The method used to elect MLAs is called, or STV. The STV system is easy for voters to use. Voters choose their preferred candidates by putting numbers beside their names on a . They put 1 beside their favourite, 2 beside their second favourite and so on. The first five to get a target number of votes are elected.