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The 1983 Change in Surplus Vote Transfer Procedures for the Australian Senate and its Consequences for the Single Transferable Vote

Farrell, David M; McAllister, Ian


Among the 1983 changes to the electoral rules for Australian Senate elections using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) was a new procedure for determining the transfer of vote surpluses. The adoption of this modified ('inclusive') Gregory method has tended to be overlooked in the literature, yet as this article shows - using both hypothetical and real-world examples - it incorporates an anomaly that could have significance for electoral outcomes. This has important implications not only with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/1036114032000134001


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