Had we adopted the much more democratic Single Transferable Vote
, the result would probably been quite different, with consequences for the whole UK.
Seventy-three MEPs will be elected to represent the UK, with England, Scotland and Wales using a form of proportional representation called the D'Hondt system and Northern Ireland using the single transferable vote
Polling runs from 7am to 10pm and uses the single transferable vote
system, in which voters mark candidates in order of preference using the numbers 1 to 6, marking as many or as few as they wish.
The single transferable vote
is a complex voting system and can yield patterns, but it must be remembered that the ballot is secret and suspicion does not equal proof.
The Senate election is held through secret voting on a basis of single transferable vote
through 'preference voting'.
It is because the current system of proportional representation through a single transferable vote
is hard to fathom for many.
Earlier, the fate of the Upper House was in limbo after President Bidya Devi Bhandari put on hold the National Assembly election ordinance, forwarded by the Cabinet more than two months ago, due to the dispute among the parties over whether to adopt majority system and single transferable vote
(STV) system for the election of upper house.
Oli expressed serious reservations over the National Assembly ordinance, stating that the Single Transferable Vote
System was "unconstitutional", hence making way for consensus difficult.
In its consultation response, ERS also backed the Single Transferable Vote
system of proportional representation for electing councillors, saying it is fairer than the current First Past The Post (FPTP) system.
The election will be via the single transferable vote
The Vice-President is selected through a secret ballot by the members of the Electoral College consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote
. ( ANI )
The petition, moved by senior Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari, said NOTA in indirect elections such as that of Rajya Sabha was in direct conflict with proportional representation system by means of single transferable vote