Internet Resources for Voting matters

1  General Resources

A lot of material is available on the Internet about STV. Some of this can be easily located using Internet search facilities. For items which are likely to be of interest to Voting matters readers but are not so easily located, this document provides the appropriate hypertext links.
  1. OpenSTV - Open source STV software for conducting STV counts according the various rules. The site also contains a collection of actual elections for which the full profile is available.
  2. Newland and Britton STV rules. The link gives an HTML version of the ERS publication which is the 3rd edition of the rules published in 1997.
  3. The Meek algorithm - original publication from the Computer Journal archive. The file is 2.5Mb in PDF.
  4. The Meek algorithm - corrected edition. The file is 168KB in PDF and contains a record of an error in the program which would result in the program looping in extreme cases.
  5. Detailed description of STV WIGM count PDF. The file is 95 KB in PDF and contains only a detailed description of the STV count that will apply the Weighted Inclusive Gregory Method (WIGM) of transferring surpluses in accordance with the election rules specified in the Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2007 (SSI 2007 No. 42). This procedure will be used to count the votes for the Local Government elections in Scotland held on 3 May 2007.
  6. Testing the eSTV program for the Scottish Local Government Elections 30 March 2007 PDF (152 KB). This report on the eSTV counting program used for the Local Government elections in Scotland in May 2007 was prepared by the Laboratory for Quality Software (LaQuSo) of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

2  Resources for specific papers

Papers listed in reverse data order (most recent issue first).

A  Document details

  1. First written March 2006.
  2. Updated for Issue 22, July 2006.
  3. Updated for Issue 23, February 2007.
  4. Updated for STV-WIGM description 17th April 2007.
  5. Updated to include e-STV software validation report, 6th June 2007.
  6. Updated to use local copies for broken links, 7th September 2008.
  7. Updated for Issue 26, 22nd January 2009.
  8. Updated for Issue 27, 16th September 2009.

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