Single Transferable Vote


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Single Transferable Vote

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(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
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The single transferable vote system's biggest flaw lies in its ability to allow rich independents to contest Senate elections and shower money on a small group of voters to get them past the finish line.
The system of NOTA makes the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote nugatory and otiose and cannot be made applicable in the Rajya Sabha elections," it added.
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This gives a similar result to the single transferable vote without the complexity for the voting public and without party lists or multiple member constituencies.
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It is a shame that we do not elect our councillors in Wales and England using the single transferable vote system, as they do in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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There are a few options you may explore - single transferable vote, a pure PR list system and AV plus all have merits - but one thing is guaranteed, you would never choose FPTP.
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