To run the Voting Systems Toolbox, you'll need Java 1.1 or later. If you have Java already, skip this section.
You can download Java for Windows at http://java.sun.com/j2se/ - if you just want to run the software, you only need the JRE (Java Runtime environment)
If you don't have Java installed on your machine, and just want a minimal version of Java for Windows, go to http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/jre/download-jre-windows.html
Go to the download page at sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/votesystem, scroll down to Latest file releases, and Click the Download link. For a shortcut, download it directly from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/votesystem/vote-0-4.zip
java -cp Vote-0-4.jar VoteMain -system stv-meek -seats 3 examples/colours-cand.csv
orjava -cp Vote-0-4.jar VoteMain -system stv-meek -seats 3 examples/colours-rank.csv
You should get the following output (or similar):Number of candidates: 6 Number of voters: 5 Blue not elected Green elected Orange elected Red not elected Violet not elected Yellow elected Done!
Email Roy Ward or consult your local computer guru with any problems.
The up to the minute version of the project is available from Sourceforge's CVS repository. Instructions for accessing it can be found here. The module name is votesystem.