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Voting matters - online resources on
preferential voting systems

Voting matters is McDougall Trust's online publication of occasional discussion papers and other resources that aims to advance understanding of preferential voting systems. Many relate to both philosophical and statistical exploration of the Single Transferable Vote (STV).

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The papers on preferential voting systems include those originally published in hard copy form from March 1994 to April 2013 (Issue 30) in McDougall Trust's occasional journal Voting matters – advancing understanding of preferential voting systems (ISSN: 1745-6231).

The papers include reprints notably of On the Application of a New Statistical Method to the Ascertainment of the Votes of Majorities in a More Exhaustive Manner by Thomas Hare 1860 (Issue 25, September 2008), and On Methods of Electing Representatives by H R Droop 1881 including report of Royal Statistical Society discussion of April 1881 (Issue 24, October 2007).

Further papers are occasionally published and added to the Voting matters online resource.

For details of papers in Voting matters, including Content and Author Indexes, together with related and General resources, click the Voting matters online resources link below:

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