Single transferrable vote

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A voting system in which voters rank the various candidates on the ballot in multimember constituencies; at the counting of the first-choice votes, once a candidate receives a winning threshold of votes, the remaining voters who ranked his or her as their first choice will have their votes transferred to their second choice until another candidate reaches the winning threshold, a step that may be repeated until the required number of candidates is elected.

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