Multi-Winner RCV

The use of multi-winner RCV (also referred to as the "single transferable vote" and the "Hare system")  is popular among organizations and corporations. Here are some examples of groups that use choice voting and how they use it.

Californians for Electoral Reform (Director) Directors are elected annually using choice voting.

CUNY Faculty Senate (Senators) Junior and Senior Senators are elected using choice voting.

Eclipse (Add-in Provider Members, Committer Members) Each Add-In Member or Committer Member, as applicable, is entitled to cast numbered preference votes for as many candidates as there are open seats on the Board allocated to Add-In Provider Members and Committer Members, as applicable.

Green Party of the United States (SC co-chairs) Co-chairs are elected using choice voting by means of the “Droop” method.  This requires that the total number of votes are divided by the number of seats plus one.  A candidate must pass this threshold to be elected.  A number of other ancillary Green Party organizations incorporate choice voting.

KPFA (Staff and Listener-Sponsor Delegates, Listener-Sponsor Directors, Affiliate Representative Directors) Any position that provides more than one seat is elected using choice voting.

League of Professional System Administrators (Director) Elections for Director are conducted using the "Meek" form of  choice voting.  The Meek method requires computer counting for a complicated formula that can be effective in ensuring that the elected candidates total votes are as equal as possible to the quotas.

McMaster University Faculty of Business(President, Provost, Dean of the Faculty (Chair), Associate Dean, Dean of Graduate Studies or delegate, Director of Undergraduate Programs , Director of MBA Program, Director of Ph.D. Program)
The Faculty Council (President, Provost, Vice-President (Research and International Affairs), Dean of the Faculty (Chair), Associate Dean of the Faculty, Dean of Graduate Studies or delegate, Director of the Engineering and Management Program, Chair of the Department of Economics or delegate, Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics or delegate) 

All elections except for the full-time, non-teaching staff members of the Faculty employ choice voting.

Minnesota State Bar Association (officers, delegates, representatives to other bodies and commissions and representatives from the Assembly to the Council) The Droop method of creating a threshold for choice voting elections is used.

National Youth Rights Association (Board of Directors) Candidates for the board of directors will be selected by choice voting using the ERS97 method published by the Electoral Reform Society.

New Mexico State University (Faculty Committees) Choice voting is used to elect all committee members.

Open Grid Forum (Director) Elections use choice voting, with a recommendation for using a “suitable” algorithm such as pSTV.

Pacifica Radio (Delegates) Voters are given the option of voting for one candidate or ranking the candidates in order of preference, with the intention of achieving proportional representation.

Penn State University Faculty Senate Elections of senators are conducted using choice voting.

University of Texas at Austin Faculty Council (General Faculty Representatives) Elections of faculty representatives are conducted using choice voting.

West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals (All elections)

British Organizations Using Multi-Winner RCV

Many British organizations use multi-winner RCV (also called the single transferable vote or STV in the United Kingdom) for their elections. Here is a partial list, as of June 2008 -- note that there is a slight chance that some of these organizations either use a different ranked ballot system or have changed their election method recently.


Abbey National Group Union   
Amnesty International ASLEF Association for Physical Education   
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland    
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists        
Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists      
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust       
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals     
BECTU BFAWU Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust  
BMA - GPC    
BMA Consultants Committee    
BMA Council  
BMA Junior Doctors Committee BMA Medical Students Committee       
BMA Science & Education      
BMA Scotland Bolton, Salford & Trafford Mental Health Trust       
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust     
BRIT Awards Ltd      
British Airways Pensions     
British Computer Society     
British Humanist Association British Medical Journal      
British Transplant Society   
Cemex Centrica plc Chartered Institute of Linguists     
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy   
Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust      
CIMA Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Foundation Trust       
Conservative Party   
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust    
Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council   
Crown Estate CSC  
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust East London & The City Mental Health NHS Trust       
EDF Energy   
Educational Institute of Scotland    
Electoral Reform Society     
Ernst & Young Eversheds    
Family Law Bar Association   
First ScotRail       
First TransPennine Express   
Gallions Housing Association General Council of the Bar   
General Teaching Council for England General Teaching Council Wales       
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust       
Goitre Tower Anthracite Ltd  
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust  
HAVCO (Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations)
Higher Education Academy     
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust       
HSBC IBM United Kingdom Pensions Trust Limited    
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)   
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) IOSH Kings Fund   
International Continence Society
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Lancashire Care NHS Trust    
Lancashire Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust Law Society  
Liberal Democrats    
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust       
London Civic Forum   
London Metropolitan University       
Londonwide Local Medical Committee   
Mensa International  
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust     
Milk Link Limited    
MS Society   
MS Society Scotland  
National Autistic Society    
National Grid National Housing Federation  
National Union of Teachers   
NCVO - National Council for Voluntary Organisations  
New Cross Gate NDC   
NISA Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust    
North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (prospective)   
North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust Northern Bank Pension Trust Limited
Northern Circuit
Northern Ireland Water       
NUJ - NEC    
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)
Octavia Housing & Care       
Open University      
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust  
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust       
Partnership of East London Co-operatives (PELC) Limited      
Pensions Management Institute Pensions Trust       
Pensions Trust, The  
Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust       
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust       
Princess Royal Trust for Carers, The PwC  
PwC Hong Kong Rail Safety & Standards Board
Reading University Students' Union   
Royal Academy of Engineering Royal Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust     
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust    
Royal British Legion Royal College of General Practitioners        
Royal College of Midwives    
Royal College of Nursing     
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Physicians  
Royal College of Psychiatrists        
Royal College of Surgeons    
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust       
Royal Town Planning Institute Sanofi Aventis       
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations  
Scottish Tobacco Control Alliance    
Senior Council for Devon     
SFLA (Solicitors Family Law Association)     
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Shell Pensions Trust Ltd     
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland       
Society of Operations Engineers      
South Essex Partnership NHS Trust    
South Staffordshire Healthcare FT    
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust       
T & G Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust       
Telegraph Media Group
Terence Higgins Trust
The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference      
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust   
Theatrical Management Association    
Turkish/British Chamber of Commerce  
UCATT UCLH NHS Foundation Trust    
UCU (University and College Union)   
UK Athletics UK Athletics Ltd     
Universities Personnel Association   
University & College Union - Open University Branch  
University of Birmingham     
University of Central Lancashire     
University of London Union   
University of the Arts London
Vegan Society
Whitehead Mann LLP  
Wirral Hospital NHS Trust  

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