A voting system in which multiple MLAs are elected in each electoral district and voters rank the candidates according to their preferences (1, 2, 3, etc.). A formula determines the quota, which is the minimum number of votes a candidate must receive to be elected. Any candidates who reach the quota based on voters’ first choices are elected. If any seats remain unfilled because other candidates did not reach the quota, voters’ subsequent choices are transferred to the other candidates until all seats are filled.
The proportionality of the results depends on how many MLAs are elected in each electoral district (district magnitude). A version of STV called BC-STV was proposed by the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform in 2004. It called for between two and seven MLAs to be elected in each electoral district.