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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta a'KDAY, 14, THE LETHBREDGE DAILY HERALD PAGEJS1OT' PROPORTIONAL VOTING trated by vote for U.F.A. Executive a j. rsBAM) No. ot JJ, F. A. ELECTION FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Quota January 32, 1S29. in considsriat tie report at the J to count kll making up tic lion ot of EiecttUve lo'.al o( the totes cist, n is iDterestiiig CdnimUtee of I'he U. P. A., u conduct' (J under Proiiortlona! or the Single YoU'Sys- tern, it to kw; la mlad following eoentUt {eatum: (1) That although two candidates were tb'.be elected, each had 'ocljr (2) Thai had the prir- ileee oF ordering tita to be Iruu- ferel to another choice. It the first one made by him did not require the in that'way he had in ixytiiuly to -axpresfl bin opUilon throughout tho counting of the bal- lots. Nom'.natlont .for Executive constitution of the U. P. A. pro- iiomlnatloif book for members of Ifiu Executive CommlSlco nomination'book open from noou on Tuesday until tite o'clock on'Wed-1 tnesday.afternoon; When.the noiuinatlous were declar- list of to tbe Convention and ootae nt once their names, but ten men were'still iii tho field when tlie. copy for the ballot TVAS" prepared and turned over to the printers. Ballot The naiLieE ot the candidates urere ininted upon !iho ballot paper In al- Iihtbctlcal order and as instructions :tlie delegates in the maTlilng of choir.ballot'papers, the following sug- gestions were made: "Delegates will vote by placing the figure" 1 opposite their first choice; the figure 2 opposite their second choice; the figure 3 opposite their stiiig further, to hofo not a single bal- lot spoiled through lha of "X" tuteid of figures, ArHvinf ttu Quota Hivlic ascertained the number ofi votes cut, the committee next pro] to', fit tea quoSa of votea Befiecurr to Kleei and lo do this nsjntwr ot Votes cast vas divided by 1ha three and oio added to 125S divided by 3 equals Add] aid this "figure becomes1 the quotaepald sot get more than which in this would ,be and therefore'one less that number' ot.voles requir- ed torelect a.jandidate. Having figure'of 418 as the 'quota', ne'e'essliry to elect a cau-i Aidate, the next step was to examine! the ballots and declare elected the can-1 didate who had secured nibne than thatl number of votes.'. i j EleqtlbH of Greenfield It was found thai 3Jr. Greenfield was the first'choice candidate of 817 delegates and he was declared elect-' ed as a member executive. Noj other candidate had.a sufficient num-' her ot votes.to elect and it was, there- tore, necessary to distribute Green- field's iurplus'.votes to the other can- didates.: Transferring Surplus As Mr. Greenfield received S17 vole's vi'.'i ,0 i First Oi i Count' Count jfableVote IHus-xectitive Ow i t, "Z Sa 5 i d 5 Sle u in 3 I ot Anderson's ot Root's o L, u S o ot K Greenfield. This was i valid vote anil was set aside as part ot Greenfield's quota. The surplus votes 399 ,vere selected from tie SIC papers showing-a second choice1. IKs wan done by sorting all Greenfield's rotes cade more according to ibe names marked 2, and rho correct proportion 1 -399 1 i 1 Greenfield Mutr tlie a calculated by a series ot rula-cf-thrce sums, the answer being the number ot votes' Which should ba transferred to each of He candidates entitled to benefit.. .This raleulaliou was made by multiplying tlie number ol N'o. 2 voles received from Greenfield's surplus, and dividing by Uie number transferable votes, and, taking Harms' vote as an illustration, 11 works out ut 107 multiplied by 39S and Ihe result divided by. 816-glves 52 261 SIC voles as the proportion belonging to Harris. Tlie transfer of these second choice votes was as follows: 15 1 50 1 81 i Ballot 1 i ...i 1253' j f iconiinued an Paee Pllll. i ihird choice and continue numbcrine'l and he req.ui.red'only 41S