> Rob L wrote:
> >do you see my point? The 10 votes could get a long way from home
> >unless we stay true to many voters' intention *not* to have their
> >vote transferred.
> Yes, I see your point but I'm not sure if it's more important than
> allowing votes to be wasted.
> Question: Does STV permit a voter to rank two candidates equally? If
> so, how do the votes transfer? (The reason I ask is because unranked
> candidates are essentially ranked *equally* last. Do they share a
> fraction of the ballot if it's "transferred" to the unranked? I
> assume they don't.)
In fractional STV no votes are transferred to the unranked candidates.
And yes, voters can rank candidates duplicatively. If I rank two
candidates #1, each gets .50 of my vote. If one is eliminated, the vote
value to the other increases to 1.