If I was to participate in a election using the Single Transferable Vote system, what would be my best strategy to try and prevent one candidate from winning.
For example if there are 5 candidates. One who I would like to win, one I very much would not like to win (Plus 3 who I don't have much opinion either way).
It is however most important to me that the one I dislike does not get in (I disagree strongly with their policies etc.)
What would be my best strategy?
- Vote for all with Mr/Ms bad policy in last place?
- Vote for all Except Mr/Ms bad policy?
- Vote for just my top 1,2, or 3?
- Something else?
Is there a difference if there is only one seat, or several seats?