Single Transferable Vote

A voting system where you vote by listing the candidates you want to get into a position in order of preference. A candidate gets in if they have a predetermined proportion of the 1st preference votes, if not then the candidate with the lowest proportion of votes gets eliminated and the 2nd preference of voters who had the eliminated candidate as a first choice is taken into consideration. Hence the vote has been transferred. This continues until a candidate passes the predetermined proportion. If this does not happen then the vote ca be considered inconclusive.