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Voting Results Under a Single-Transferable-Vote System in Malta, 1921-1996 (ICPSR 6657)

Principal Investigator(s): Lane, John C.


This data collection covers all parliamentary elections held in Malta from 1921 to 1996 except for elections to the short-lived Senate. The 19 elections involved 1,046 individuals undertaking 3,082 candidacies. The use of this dataset assumes some familiarity with the single-transferable-vote (STV) system and knowledge of concepts such as nontransferable votes and the need for repeated vote-transfer counts to determine the winners in multimember districts. A majority of the variables involve vote transfers, as these are crucial to the examination of both inter- and intra-party competition in an STV system. The dataset is organized by candidacy and includes records for nontransferable votes.

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Study Description


Lane, John C. VOTING RESULTS UNDER A SINGLE-TRANSFERABLE-VOTE SYSTEM IN MALTA, 1921-1996. ICPSR06657-v2. Buffalo, NY: John C. Lane, SUNY-University at Buffalo [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06657.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06657.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    parliamentary elections, voting behavior, vote count

Geographic Coverage:    Malta, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1921--1996

Universe:    All parliamentary elections from 1921 to 1996 in Malta except for elections to the Senate.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

The data are supplied in comma-delimited format. Data entry was performed in Quattro Pro. Because that program does not provide leading zeroes, the values of particular variables can vary in length from 1 to 5 digits. Thus, care needs to be taken when importing the data into statistical programs.


Data Source:

"Declaration of Result of Poll," published after each election in the Malta GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, and the ANNUAL ABSTRACT OF STATISTICS


Original ICPSR Release:   1996-04-04

Version History:

  • 1998-02-26 The data and documentation were resupplied by the principal investigator and now cover all parliamentary elections up to 1996. The new dataset also contains three new variables.


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