Malta Electoral System

Parliament

European Parliament

Malta elects five members to the European Parliament. The electoral system is based on single transferable vote. Malta comprises one, national electoral district for these elections. The STV-Droop electoral formula. Ballots are, by virtue of the STV electoral system, open and preferential. Thus, voters rank-order the candidates participating in the election and can choose freely among candidates belonging to different parties.

Sources

Inter-Parliamentary Union, PARLINE database on national parliaments

Fenech, D. 2009. Malta. European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 48(7-8), 1047-1051.

Department of Information Malta: http://www.doi.gov.mt/

Elections in Malta: http://maltadata.com/