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Preferential voting may refer to:

  • Ranked voting systems, all election methods that involve ranking candidates in order of preference
  • Instant-runoff voting, referred to as "preferential voting" in Australia, is one type of ranked voting system.
  • Range voting, in which voters assign points to each candidate
  • Open list, sometimes known as "preferential voting" in Europe and nations such as Sri Lanka
  • Bucklin voting, which was sometimes known as "preferential voting" when used in the United States

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Asian Tribune

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:08:11 -0700

The President meeting with the party leaders of both government and opposition at the Presidential Secretariat said the peoples' opposition has been drawn at present on the preferential voting system in the same manner as the agitations were conducted ...
Taipei Times
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:02:50 -0700

“Therefore, I would like to introduce a preferential voting system, so that voters may decide the ranking of each candidate through voting — this would make the electoral system more democratic as we return the power to decide to the people,” he said.

The Conversation AU

The Conversation AU
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:19:01 -0700

But it's also because NSW and Queensland have the same optional preferential voting system, unlike other states. The way Queenslanders chose to exercise their preferences was crucial in the shock defeat of that state's Liberal National government.

Eurasia Review

Eurasia Review
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:22:00 -0700

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday met with the political party leaders to seek their opinions and proposals to change the current preferential voting system as stated in his election manifesto. The President meeting with the party ...
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:41:15 -0700

Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva says in a future constitutional amendment the preferential voting system should be replaced with a mixed system. Constitutional changes should not be done in haste manner. Public and the parliament should be ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:48:45 -0700

(The academy uses a preferential voting system that rewards movies that fewer people love passionately as opposed to movies that many people mark as a third or fourth choice.) We all felt we had a shot at Best Picture if the academy nominated nine or ...

Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:03:45 -0700

Even the system of optional preferential voting and above the line numbering, which makes it easier to vote as you would wish, adds to voter confusion due to the subtle differences from the federal system. If we accept that the minuscule number of ...

Northern Star

Northern Star
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:01:09 -0700

But whichever way the result goes, the Greens are questioning the merits of the optional preferential voting system which is only used in New South Wales and Queensland state elections, and in some mayoral elections. The federal system of compulsory ...

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