Data from STV elections

Some data sets for which full preferential voting data are available:

Scottish Council Elections 2007
(East Ayrshire and Glasgow only)

Scottish Council Elections 2012

Scottish Council Elections 2017

Scottish Council Elections 2022

Scottish Council By-elections

Three seats from the Irish election of 2002

Trustee election for the John Muir Trust, 2002
(an example of preferential voting allowing equal preferences)

Denis Mollison
updated 19th June 2022


STV is an electoral system designed from the voter's point of view.
It provides proportionality while maximising voter choice and effectiveness.


Designs for democracy

Some papers on implementing STV, and on electoral reform in general:

Community-centred democracy: fine-tuning the STV Council election system