Friday, 18 May 2007

A resounding success?

Apparently the Electoral Reform Society has hailed Scotland's council election as a resounding success!

A report from the society is set to claim that the single transferable vote (STV) system used in the 2007 Council elections worked well.

They do concede that there were "major inadequacies" in the vote for the Scottish Parliament, with over than 140,000 rejected/spoiled ballots.

Given that there were 45,687 rejected/spoiled ballot papers in the local government elections for Scotland, this means the local government elections were actually only one third as bad as the parliamentary election - and that has surely at least got to qualify as, “minor inadequacies”.

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