The Single Transferable Vote is a method based on a counterintuitive strategy able to conciliate two factors generally seen as incompatible:
- The STV overcomes wars parties by allowing each elector to vote for an individual candidate or candidates, without relying on closed party lists.
- The STV is proportional, meaning that the elected candidates proportionately reflect the voters' choices.
So far, the STV is the only type of ballot able to ensure these two basic principles required to build more democratic societies.
What if it was neither the politicians nor the political parties, but our intuitions that led us to the current political deadlock? What if the most direct solution was to become aware of our cognitive biases, and to learn to question our moral intuitions?