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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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The Star Online

The Star Online
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:05:45 -0800

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday moved a motion in Parliament to appoint a Constitutional Council to enact a new constitution that abolishes the executive presidency, eliminates preferential voting, strengthens democratic rights of all ...

Warwick Daily News

Warwick Daily News
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:15:39 -0800

It will be a new dimension with preferential voting for mayor. A vote for a candidate you like but don't expect to win will not be wasted. Your number two vote and beyond for mayor will count. If we had eight for Mayor, someone with the largest vote ...

St. Albert Gazette

St. Albert Gazette
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:56:15 -0800

“Together, we are going to examine proportional representation and preferential voting systems,” LeBel said. “We are also going to investigate new approaches, such as mandatory voting and online voting, to see what further improvements can be brought ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:57:46 -0800

... with Labor over the changes aimed at ending the complicated backroom preference deals that allow micro-parties to win Senate seats on a tiny first-preference vote by outlawing “group voting tickets” and introducing partial optional preferential voting.
The Australian
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:56:15 -0800

Labor is divided on whether to embrace “optional preferential voting” so voters have an easier way to give their second and later preferences to Senate candidates. Senator Cormann, who is in charge of the matter for the government after taking on the ...

Warwick Daily News

Warwick Daily News
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:10:53 -0800

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council elections may be two months away, but already there is confusion amongst voters surrounding preferential voting for mayor. This election will be the first Southern Downs mayoral ballot conducted as an operational ...

The Independent

The Independent
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:59:12 -0800

He comes up with the Alternative Vote Plus, which would allow preferential voting but elect extra MPs for large areas to “top up” under-represented parties. 1999 Blair shelves that report, reneging on the referendum promise, but brings in the Added ...
ABC Online (blog)
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:53:24 -0800

Legislation tabled in December proposes a number of amendments to the Electoral Act. The most significant are a switch from full to optional preferential voting, and a ban on canvassing outside polling places. It is common in Australia for governments ...

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