The EM vote on single-winner methods

Marcus Ganley m.ganley at
Sun Jul 14 14:45:23 PDT 1996

Date:          Sun, 14 Jul 1996 08:44:32 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to:      election-methods-list at
From:          "Steve Eppley" <seppley at>
To:            Multiple recipients of list <election-methods-list at>
Subject:       Re: The EM vote on single-winner methods

Marcus G asked:
Steve Eppley said:
>The STV multiwinner system for prop rep has several variations. 
>None of them invalidate truncated ballots, but truncated ballots may
>be partially or entirely "wasted".  It depends on the fraction of other 
>voters' ballots which get transferred away from winners who have an 

In elections to the Australian Senate, conducted under STV,  
truncation DOES invalidate ballots. 

Marcus Ganley

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