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Observations on the working results of the hare system of election in Tasmania

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1897) Observations on the working results of the hare system of election in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 69-96.

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Abstract

The chief Merit of the Hare System -
The deep interest taken in all matters relating to the Hare
system of voting and counting at the recent elections in Hobart
and Launceston is indicated by the large number of queries
put to the writer during the last three months. It is curious,
however, that the large body of enquirers and critics restrict
their attention mainly to questions relating either to the mode
of voting, or to the mode or modes adopted for determining
the quota-excesses ; but, most of all, the general attention is
restricted to obscure details of no importance concerning the
infinitesimal influence of the element of chance still un-eliminated
by the Tasmanian Clark-Hare method provided for
the transfer and distribution of the quota-excess of the
second order

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 69-96
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 05:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
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