The referendum on AV is just over ten weeks away. The campaign has begun, but I doubt if many people have noticed. It will be interesting to see if it does attract attention in the last month, the royal wedding nothwithstanding. The Government got its way in that there is no threshold requirement in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act. However, if there is a low turnout (and a close vote) then there will some fairly intense criticism, given that Parliament has already tied its own hands and has rid itself of any discretion in the matter. A yes vote, regardless of turnout or closeness of the vote, will result in the Alternative Vote being introduced for parliamentary elections.
I am opposed to AV and will be arguing against it. I suspect the real challenge, though, will be to get people engaged in the first place. Does anyone have any bright ideas as to how to get electors interested?