Registration on the day will be open from 1pm with a buffet lunch available
The Scottish local government elections of May 2012 will be the second round of elections to be held under the single transferable vote electoral system. STV is a complex system and poses a number of questions for candidates and parties as they seek election. How should parties campaign under the STV system? How might voters’ potential preference transfers work in practice? And how are votes converted into seats?
This workshop aims to address these and other questions related to elections under STV. Led by Dr. Alistair Clark, of the School of Geography, Politics & Sociology at Newcastle University, it will discuss detailed research on the council elections of 2007 to ask what lessons might be learned for the campaign and elections of 2012. The workshop will also cover lessons from elections in Ireland, where there is extensive experience of running elections under STV, and will also examine the relationship between the number of votes, preference transfers and the number of seats won.
The workshop will be held at:
Map and directions can be found at:
Attendance at this workshop is free, but space is limited, pre-registration is therefore essential
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Dr Alistair Clark
published on: 16th February 2012