# Two fairer(?) variations of STV

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Tue Feb 18 01:40:20 PST 1997

```The Proxy STV (single transferable vote) method for legislative bodies does
away with fractional votes and quotas.
A legislative body exists only because the electors cannot assemble in person
and vote.
Having a proxy means transferring one's right to vote to another person (e.g.
A gives B the right to vote for A in a meeting to B).
Thus, I suggest having the candidate with the lowest number of first choice
votes lose and having the votes transferred to the next person on each
ballot.  Repeat until N candidates remain who would be elected.  Each winner
would have a voting power in the legislative body equal to the final number

C = Candidates                   Voting Power
C1        22          = 22            = 23
C2        20          = 20 + 5        = 25
C3        15          = 15 + 3        = 18
C4        12 + 5      = 17            = 17
C5        12 + 1      = 13 -13        =  0
C6        11 + 3      = 14 + 2        = 16
C7         9 - 9      =  0            =  0
VNT        0          =  0 + 2        =  2
100          100             100
C7 Loses   C5 Loses