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why can STV weaken democracy?

fewer people participate in elections as they don't understand the electoral system


what was turnout in Ireland in 2011 and 2016?

2011 = 55.7% turnout
2016 = 54.8% turnout


why do people struggle to understand STV?

-they have to list all the candidates in order of preference and there is quote for candidates to meet to be elected
-decreases turnout how system works as it too complicated - so don't bother turning out