27 February 2017
What is the Single Transferable Vote (STV) and how does it work?
Northern Ireland Assembly. This particular method of voting was first introduced to Northern Ireland in 1973 and is considered by many to be fairer and more representative system as it maximises choice as well as giving voters the opportunity to indicate a preference between parties and also for different candidates within parties. Many argue that it also results in fewer wasted votes as votes for smaller parties and independent candidates can still count through a transfer to another candidate. It's a complicated subject but we wanted to try and shed some light on it with the help of our Education Service.