Single Transferable Vote

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Single Transferable Vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (modifier) of or relating to a system of voting in which voters list the candidates in order of preference. Any candidate achieving a predetermined proportion of the votes in a constituency is elected. Votes exceeding this amount and those cast for the bottom candidate are redistributed according to the stated preferences. Redistribution continues until all the seats are filled. Abbreviation: STV See proportional representation