Sunday 20 May 2018

Public needs voting system explained

THE general election is now just over a fortnight away and there will be wall-to-wall coverage.

What won't be discussed, however, is the electoral system itself because, apparently, the body politic assumes voters know how to vote -- despite nobody telling them.

Ireland is almost unique in having PR-STV (proportional representation, single transferable vote), which is only used in Malta and parts of Australia.

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