[EM] Question about a news report and nomenclature

Diana Galletly dag1000 at eng.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 14 00:31:01 PDT 2003

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Paul Kislanko wrote:

> In any case, they called it "Instant Run-off" but when they described
> the method it sounded to me to be what this list would call Single
> Transferable Vote - (the ballots whose 1st place candidate receives the
> fewest first place votes in the first counting are treated as if the second
> place candidate was ranked first in the second round, and so on).
> If that is what IRV is, what is the difference between IRV and STV?

How many candidates got elected?  If only one, it was IRV; if more than
one STV.  Or you can see it as IRV being the single-winner version of
STV, if you like.


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