Proportional Representation Society of Australia (PRSA)

The PRSA advocates for Federal, State and Local Government to be directly elected using the gold standard of electoral systems; multi-member electoral districts, with votes counted using the single transferable vote (STV) form of proportional representation.

Upgrading to the gold standard would enable voters to choose between candidates from the same party; and ensure a better match between the number of votes cast for a party and the number of seats won by that party.

The gold standard of electoral systems is already used for Tasmania’s House of Assembly and for the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory, each with 5-member districts.

If you are a newcomer to electoral systems, visit our introduction page, and then progress to our benefits, principles and policies pages. Our library offers definitions and explanations on a variety of terms. Interested supporters are invited to join.

Next steps

Learn more about PR-STV by reading our introduction. is published by the PRSA National President, and is a partner website to, published by PRSA.

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