Up: Home page Previous: Issue 21

Voting matters - for the technical issues of STV

Issue 22, July 2006

(Complete issue in PDF, 204Kb.)


There are five papers in this issue, the first three being:
The final two papers have a common theme: the form of STV proposed by British Columbia and now being considered for the Scottish local elections to be held next year.
It is hoped that the contrast between the two methods above will clarify the choices to be made for the Scottish elections. The final choice will be awaited with interest.

Two other items may be of interest to readers. Firstly, the final report on electronic voting in Ireland is due out shortly and will be found at: http://www.cev.ie/. Secondly, it has come to my attention that the British Computer Society elect their council by STV but do not provide a result sheet to their electorate - only a list of those elected. Since the transfer of votes will not be visible, this seems to me to be STV in name only. Do readers have other examples of this?

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. Jonathan Lundell: Random tie-breaking in STV. (p1-6, PDF 48Kb)
  2. David Hill: Implementing STV by Meek's method. (p7-10, PDF 36Kb)
  3. Robert Newland: Computerisation of STV counts. (p11-13, PDF 28Kb) [23, 1-2, PDF]. [23, 3-9, PDF].
  4. Jeff O'Neill: Comments on the STV Rules Proposed by British Columbia. (p14-20, PDF 60Kb)
  5. James Gilmour: Developing STV Rules for manual counting to give effect to the Weighted Inclusive Gregory Method of transferring surpluses, with candidates' votes recorded as integer values. (p21-25, PDF 40Kb) Since publication an error has been noted in this article for which an author's correction is available here. A formal correction will be published in the next issue. [23, 3-9, PDF].

Main index      Author index