Meek is a counting system used for PR-STV elections. It solves a minor set of inconsistencies that can result from other methods, and is regarded as the most neutral and accurate method for counting PR-STV elections. PRSA policy is to advocate the two most accurate systems, Weighted Inclusive Gregory and Meek.
Meek uses keep values for candidates instead of transfer values for votes.
Further information on the Meek counting process is available below:
- Dr Brian Meek’s paper on Meek STV from March 1994
- The Meek Algorithm 123 and a 2009 Description by the late Dr David Hill
- Description by the late Earl Kitchener from 4 May 2009
- Wikipedia description of Meek STV
- Documents from Stephen Todd, a New Zealand STV advocate, on Meek
- New Zealand Local Electoral Regulations 2001 Schedule 1A “New Zealand method of counting single transferable votes”
- Background to the introduction of Meek STV for New Zealand municipal elections