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Voting matters - for the technical issues of STV

Issue 20, June 2005

(Complete issue in PDF, 164Kb.)


There are 4 papers in this issue:

  The New Zealand STV elections

A Parliamentary investigation (Justice and Electoral Committee) is under way into the delays in producing the results. It has not yet reported.
Steve Todd reported in the last issue that the ballot data should be available. In fact, the electoral officers were divided on the provision of this data so that complete data is only available for 15 of the 79 elections. (There were 81 STV elections, but two were not contested.) A table giving the availability of the data is available on http://stv.sourceforge.net/.

  The British Columbia Referendum for STV

The Referendum produced a majority for STV, but not the 60% to ensure that the necessary legislation will be passed. It is unclear at this stage what will happen.

Readers are reminded that views expressed in Voting matters by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the McDougall Trust or its trustees.

Papers with citations

  1. I. D. Hill and C. H. E. Warren:   Meek versus Warren. (p1-5, PDF 44Kb)
  2. I. D. Hill and Simon Gazeley: Sequential STV - a further modification. (p6-8, PDF 32Kb) [20, 9-11, PDF]. [23, 3-9, PDF].
  3. Earl Kitchener: A new way to break STV ties in a special case. (p9-11, PDF 28Kb) [22, 1-6, PDF].
  4. P Kestelman. Apportionment and Proportionality: A Measured View. (p12-22, PDF 80Kb) [25, 18-25]. [27, 27-36, PDF].

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