May 8th, 2009

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STV - British Columbia and Ireland

It's an interesting time for us fans of the Single Transferable Vote. (In case you don't know, STV is a voting system where the voter ranks the candidates in order of preference, used in places such as Malta, Tasmania, elections for the Australian Senate, local council elections in Scotland and Cambridge, Massachusetts, all elections in the Irish Republic and all elections apart from Westminster elections in Northern Ireland.)

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(Hat-tip for the two IT articles to Brian Walker on Slugger O'Toole, who agrees with me that they are asking the wrong questions.)