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Questions about the single transferable voting system.

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With a single transferable vote, how are the transfers selected?

With a single transferable vote, when a candidate's votes exceed the quota, the remaining votes are transferred to the next ranking candidate on each of the excess ballots. However, how is it decided ...
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How long does it take to count votes in different voting systems?

In the UK (which uses first-past-the-post voting) the results of elections are usually declared the next day. If the UK (or any other country) switched to single transferable vote or instant-runoff ...
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STV - what happens if I miss a number?

I live in the UK, and in the first of two elections I will be participating this year (local government), there will be a single transferable vote system. I get that I should probably rank all the ...
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Is this a good way to count Single Transferable Vote ballots?

I've been asked by my employer to create an online voting system for internal elections (e.g. board of directors). Our bylaws dictate that we need to use STV. I wasn't satisfied with the existing ...
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What are the pros and cons of only voting for first choice in SE moderator elections?

As a reminder, StackExchange moderator elections are modified STV. Is there a benefit, or a downside, for picking only the first of 3 choices when voting in a site election? In which situations ...
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In Single Transferable Vote elections, how bad is it to have a lot of wasted votes and 1+ candidates with low keep factors?

I'm using OpenSTV's terminology for (Meek) single transferable voting, if it matters: "keep factor" is the percentage of votes for a winning candidate that are necessary to elect them (the remaining ...