9.
EXERCISES

The following exercises are designed to illustrate the decisions and calculations which have to be made during the course of a count in an election by the Single Transferable Vote.

9.1
Determine whether voting papers marked as below are valid or invalid, and if valid, up to what preference are they transferable:

 (a) 1 (c) 2,3,4,1,3 (e) 3,5,2,1 (g) X,X (b) 3,4,1,2 (d) 2,1,3,1 (f) 1,4,3&5,2

9.2
Calculate the quota for election in each of the following cases:

 Total vote Total valid vote Places to fill (a) 5347 5334 6 (b) 700 698 7 (c) 28645 28625 5 (d) 736 731 20

9.3
Calculate the surplus, the transfer value and the non-transferable difference in each of these cases arising at the first stage:

 Candidate's vote Quota Non-transferable papers (a) 127 88.91 4 (b) 867 833.00 17 (c) 1635 1149.00 14 (d) 1327 1315.00 10

9.4
Calculate the surplus, the transfer value and the non-transferable difference in each of these cases arising at a later stage:

 Candidate's vote Quota Last batch Non-trans. papers (a) 1073.24 983.00 93 @ 1.00 9 (b) 62.70 59.43 8 @ 0.63 None (c) 832.54 814.00 98 @ 0.21 18 (d) 1287.81 1152.00 167 @ 1.00 19

9.5
Candidates to be excluded received papers in the order shown. Re-arrange the papers in batches in transfer order:

 (a) 137 @ 1, 71 @ 0.30, 36 @ 0.12, 8 @ 1, 4 @ 0.30 (b) 17 @ 1, 94 @ 0.18, 43 @ 0.07, 33 @ 0.18, 12 @ 0.07

9.6
The vote for each candidate at the first stage is as shown. There are five places to fill. Calculate the quota. Decide the candidates deemed to be elected, and the Returning Officer's action in each case.

 a b c d A 1073 1073 1073 1073 B 937 937 937 987 C 858 858 858 808 D 784 784 784 784 E 660 660 560 560 F 549 549 549 549 G 431 431 531 531 H 225 275 275 275 J 180 130 130 130 5697 5697 5697 5697

9.7
The vote for each candidate at a later stage is shown. There are five places to fill. Candidates A & B are already deemed to be elected. Decide which further candidate(s) are deemed to be elected, and the Returning Officer's action in each case:

 a. b. c. d. A 949.50 949.50 949.50 949.50 B 983.20 983.20 983.20 983.20 C 886.90 886.90 886.90 896.90 D 834.20 874.70 864.20 853.50 E 712.50 711.50 712.50 843.70 F 551.60 512.10 511.60 511.60 G 528.40 478.40 468.40 297.90 Non trans. 250.70 300.70 320.70 360.70 5697 5697 5697 5697