[ARIN-consult] Consultation on Implementing Single Transferrable Voting for ARIN Elections

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Jan 6 15:25:01 EST 2022

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 12:18 PM Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> Does this imply an STV variant where surplus votes are transferred, as
> discussed below?
> On 1/6/22 1:55 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> > In the third pass, one has 30%, three has 35.5% and four has 34.5%.
> > Now the peculiarity of STV versus ordinary ranked choice voting comes
> > into play. Candidate 3 has exceeded the election threshold
> Wikipedia says that once someone reaches the quota (which I think is
> Bill's "election threshold"), they are declared elected. In a two-seat
> election, I think that threshold would be 33.3% (plus one vote), so
> candidates three and four have crossed it. They are both elected, and
> since both seats are filled, the process stops. (Your example arrived at
> the same result, though.)

The surplus vote thing is super fuzzy to me so I could easily have
gotten that part wrong in my example.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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