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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 Guardian Charlottetown
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:40:15 -0700

... issues of a) wasted votes; b) the considerable swings in electoral outcomes based on small differences in votes; and c) the disparity between a party's number of seats and its share of votes remain unaddressed with layered districting and ...

The Independent

The Independent
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:27 -0700

Labour MPs believe Mr Corbyn is likely to top the poll in the first round of voting –which would be a remarkable achievement. Under Labour's preferential voting system, the bottom candidate drops out until one runner gets more than 50 per cent of the ...

rabble.ca (blog)

rabble.ca (blog)
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:19:39 -0700

In preferential voting, citizens rate their choices. If one's first choice is eliminated due to poor showing, the second choice is counted as a first choice. Where there are multiple parties with similar mandates, this avoids vote splitting and the ...

National Post

National Post
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:30:00 -0700

The white paper announces a plebiscite in which residents can rank first-past-the-post, proportional representation, and the government's favoured preferential voting (i.e. voters rank candidates from first to last, and the rankings are used to gather ...

The National Business Review

The National Business Review
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:41:09 -0700

Mr Hulse pitched his technical knowledge, governance skills and advocacy for causes including net neutrality and open source software. He won one of three positions up for grabs on the 12-person council under a preferential voting system with staggered ...
East Asia Forum
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Each voter has four ballots: for the presidency, for their constituency, and for their regional women's and ex-combatant representatives. The election used a system of limited preferential voting, in which voters rank their top three preferred ...
The Globe and Mail
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:56:15 -0700

They want a national debate on proportional representation or preferential voting, as in Australia, where voters mark their ballots in order of preference for candidates. Ontario has announced a favourable opinion for this method of voting in municipal ...

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand
Sun, 31 May 2015 15:18:45 -0700

An academic from the Victoria University of Wellington says Solomon Islands is leaning towards preferential voting as a replacement for its first-past-the-post system. Professor Jon Fraenkel has been in Honiara for a seminar looking at proposals to ...

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