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Barriers to entry: How do electoral thresholds work?

A common feature of many Party List PR systems is...

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William Murphy Irish STV ballots

Which votes get transferred with the Single Transferable...

The first meetings of the Electoral Reform Society, then known...

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Irish STV Ballots

Finding the Finish Line: How to Set the...

The first meetings of the Proportional Representation Society quickly attracted...

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Polling Station

What is the difference between D’hondt, Sainte-Laguë and...

Looking at just Party List systems in western Europe, there...

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New Zealand’s party system is a strong contender for what might happen if Britain moved to PR

What would the party system look like if...

This is a guest post from Dylan Difford who has...

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Senedd Cymru Welsh Parliament

How May’s elections for the Senedd Cymru will...

On May 6, more than 2 million voters will be...

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The London-wide vote compensates for the warping effects of First Past the Post

How May’s London Assembly elections will work

This May, millions of Londoners will go to the polls...

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London’s Mayor will be elected using the Supplementary Vote making more votes matter

How elections for the Mayor of London will...

On May 6, one year after elections were supposed to...

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This is the first time that the Commissions advice has been ignored

What is the House of Lords Appointments Commission?

A little-known non-departmental public body, the House of Lords Appointments...

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Voters of all parties suffered in some part of the UK

Who benefits from Westminster’s First Past the Post...

Westminster's voting system hurts voters. Here's how.

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The Electoral Commission is not an all-encompassing democracy watchdog

What does the Electoral Commission do?

The Electoral Commission is an independent body established in 2001....

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With PR, the number of MPs in parliament are ‘in proportion’ to the votes cast

What is proportional representation?

Parties from across the political spectrum are lining up against...

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