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       OpenSTV - Single Transferable Vote and Instant Runoff Voting Software




       OpenSTV is an open-source software for implementing the single transferable vote and other
       voting methods such as instant runoff  voting,  condorcet  voting,  and  approval  voting.
       OpenSTV  is  the  only  open-source  software that implements the single transferable vote
       exactly  as  used  by  governments,  including  Scotland  and  the  City   of   Cambridge,
       Massachusetts.  These methods have been extensively verified against other software and/or
       actual election results.

       Organizations can use OpenSTV to implement their own elections.  First,  the  organization
       must  adopt a voting method. Second, the organization must conduct the vote, and this will
       most likely be done with paper ballots.  Third, the  ballots  must  be  entered  into  the
       OpenSTV program. Finally, you can use OpenSTV to count the votes and determine the winners
       of the election.




       This manual page was written  by  Severin  Heiniger  <>  for  the
       Debian system (but may be used by others).

       Permission  is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any  later  version  published  by  the  Free
       Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in