Semi-Proportional Electoral Methods

On 4 December 2010, in Front Page, PR Technical, by jlundell

I’ve posted a new page in the PR Basics section: Semi-Proportional Electoral Methods. Semi-proportional methods, such as the limited or single non-transferable vote (SNTV) or cumulative voting, sometimes proposed to encourage minority representation, have the serious flaw that they achieve proportionality only when groups of voters can cooperate to implement voting strategies. To the extent […]

List-STV PR: a hybrid proportional representation system

On 1 December 2010, in Front Page, PR Technical, by jlundell

Proportional representation systems fall into one of two groups: List PR and STV PR, each with a range of variations. List PR and STV PR have distinctive advantages and disadvantages. Here, I describe List-STV PR a novel hybrid of List PR and STV PR that combines the best features of each. STV PR gives voters, […]