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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To be able to understand the Single
Transferrable Voting system
To be able to understand the Single
Transferrable Voting system in practice
To be able to compare the Single
Transferrable Voting system with the First
Past the Post voting system and be able to
identify the advantages and disadvantages of
both systems.…read more

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Single Transferable Vote
WHAT IS IT?!!
Oxford Dictionary says:
noun
an electoral system of proportional representation in which a
person's vote can be transferred to a second or further competing
candidate (according to the voter's stated order of preference) if
the candidate of first choice is eliminated during a succession of
counts or has more votes than are needed for election.
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v=9fLO0_GQVvY&list=PLD8FA2DFFE6CC0D1C…read more

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HOW DOES IT WORK?
multi-member constituencies.
order of preference.
quota system
Candidates who reach the quota on first
preferences are elected.
If after this seats are still available then a
process of redistribution takes place.
Surplus votes are redistributed…read more

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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
More proportionate distribution
higher proportion of constituents will have a
representative from the party of their
choice.
No need for tactical voting
majority support of the electorate.…read more

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WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES?
Still not exactly proportional.
Breaks the link between an individual MP and
his/her constituents.…read more

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