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Voting matters - for the technical issues of STV
Issue 2, September 1994
Voting matters is concerned with the implementation of the Single
Transferable Vote. However, STV is merely one method of analysing ballot
papers in which preferential voting is used. In consequence, other methods
of analysis could provide some insight into STV. In this issue, one
particular problem of STV in highlighted, namely that of the elimination of
a popular candidate with few first-preference votes. David Hill and Simon
Gazeley provide algorithms to 'overcome' this problem and discuss the
consequences. Due to the impossibility of satisfying apparently simple
requirements, Douglas Woodall has shown that overcoming the above problem is
bound to introduce other anomalies.
Papers with citations
- S Gazeley: STV with successive selection - An
alternative to excluding the lowest
- I D Hill: Sequential STV
- B A Wichmann: Two STV Elections
- B A Wichmann: An STV Database
- R J C Fennell: Is a feedback method of calculating
the quota really necessary?
[18, 2-5, PDF].