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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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34 news items

The Australian (blog)
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Sensibly, the committee did not opt for requiring a minimum vote to be achieved by a candidate in the Senate election. Rather, it concentrated on the preferential voting system and the size of the party, which it recommend must have 1500 members ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:27:46 -0700

However, for Australia at least, preferential voting systems will see the majority of votes ultimately returning to the parties in the centre, making the strategy sustainable. This framework explains many of the lies told by both major parties in the ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:11:15 -0700

The preferential voting system has also caused many problems. Therefore, new system mixed with electoral system with preferential system should be prepared. The minister made these remarks at a discussion held in Mahaweli Centre in Colombo this ...


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Mlakar said the HDZ was for integral changes to the electoral system, primarily relating to voting outside Croatia, the size of constituencies and the direct election of local leaders. He said preferential voting was not necessarily better than the ...
Courier Mail
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

While Queensland has optional preferential voting – and electors here have a propensity to “just vote one” – the LNP and the ALP should declare they will issue how-to-vote cards that put PUP last. This might influence enough Queenslanders to relegate ...
Northern Rivers Echo
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:56:15 -0700

"Unfortunately, the NSW optional preferential voting system means an independent candidate will dilute the progressive vote. This would almost certainly return the pro-coal seam gas Nationals to power and be a major blow to securing a gasfield-free ...
Capital Times
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:57:57 -0700

Democracy can be allowed to flourish again by using ranked pairs voting, a form of preferential voting. Ranked pairs allows voters to list their preferences in order: first choice, second choice, and so on. The winner is the candidate that is prefered ...
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:26:18 -0700

Introduce a Parliament consisting of a single House, similar to New Zealand and Germany, and the recommendation made by the Wooding Commission). MPs elected as at present but utilising a preferential voting system to vote in each constituency.

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