Software for Choice Voting

Fact: STV is not complicated for the voter, but the tabulation of the votes can seem complicated. FairVote wants to ensure that each step of the election will run as smoothly as possible. FairVote has software that can be specifically tailored to your IT and electoral requirements. Please contact [email protected] for additional info.

Below is an (incomplete) list of programs which have STV calculating abilities (either for free or for a nominal fee).

ChoicePlus — software for computing the single transferable vote  
OpenSTV — software for computing the single transferable vote
Accurate Democracy – lists a dozen programs for computing the single transferable vote

Excel sheet (online link)
Joey's STV free Excel spreadsheet for computing simple STVs without additional software.

Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
A better election system
Lowell Sun

Election expert Doug Amy explains how choice voting can "inject new blood" into the elections of Lowell (MA), and give voters a greater incentive to participate.

October 16th 2009
Haven't Detroit voters spoken enough?
Livingston Daily

In Detroit, there have been three mayors in the past two years and the current one has come under scrutiny. Perhaps a system like instant runoff voting will help bring political stability to motor city.

August 21st 2009
Black candidate for Euclid school board to test new voting system
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Limited voting, a form of proportional voting, will be used in Euclid (OH), in the hopes of allowing better representation of minorities.

July 2nd 2009
Reforming Albany
New York Times

FairVote's Rob Richie responds in a letter to the editor making the case for proportional voting systems to bring substantive reform to New York's legislature.