Proprtional representation

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Proportional Representation

Voting systems that use PR seek to ensure that the proportion of seats won by each party is approximately in proportion to the votes cast for each. 

- Single transferable vote (STV)

  • used in the Northern Ireland assembly and the local government in both Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • There are multi-member constituencies.
  • Electors vote in order of preference ( they can vote as many or as few times as they want).
  • Each party produces a list of its candidates in each constituency (1-6).
  • An electoral quota is calculated. ( Number of votes/number of seats + 1 ) + 1
  • Candidates who achieve the quota on first preferences are…


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