Voting system R&D (Re: 2017 update to the SPI voting algorithm for Board elections)

Robert Brockway robert at
Sat Mar 11 02:21:10 UTC 2017

On Tue, 7 Mar 2017, Josh berkus wrote:

> On 03/07/2017 10:29 AM, Josh berkus wrote:
>> But STV is still a "single-winner" system.  Any multi-winner
>> implementation of it we choose would *still* be experimental
> Aha, just found the multi-winner math for STV.   Please ignore this part
> of my arguments.  The other parts still apply.

Not sure how many people are aware of this but the Australian Senate 
has been using multi-winner STV since 1948.  The state of Tasmania has 
been doing the same since 1907.

There has been plenty of discussion in Australia about the pros and cons 
of this system going back more than a century.



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