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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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nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:33:34 -0700

But, since some politicians argued to their advantage that people still wanted to have a person known to them in the district, the Preferential Voting (PV) system was annexed to the PR system. After the advent of the decentralized Provincial Councils ...
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:03:48 -0700

If optional preferential voting is used in conjunction with P.R., an additional problem arises as votes die, meaning final successful candidates can end up receiving more than one seat with FAR fewer votes between them than were needed to elect one ...

The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:24:57 -0700

Bulgarians appear to have taken to preferential voting with a passion, with more than third who voted in the country's October 5 elections using their right to re-arrange the order of candidates of the party of their choice. Going by provisional ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:11:06 -0700

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidency on Wednesday decided to put forward to the national parliament its proposal on introducing preferential voting at the next parliamentary election in line with the model which Croatia already applies at ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:51:22 -0700

President Ivo Josipovic has announced that he will also propose preferential voting in election system amendments to be drafted under his sponsorship. "I am also thinking about amendments to the election system and the constitutional changes project ...
Press Herald
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Now is the time to switch to an instant runoff or some other system of preferential voting in Maine. By Marty Braun. I've just read another piece suggesting that Eliot Cutler would truly show his love of Maine if he would only drop out of the governor ...

The Independent

The Independent
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:15:00 -0700

The Conservatives should have thought of that when they opposed preferential voting in the 2011 referendum. There is a separate YouGov poll for the Times's Red Box that Hannan also won't like. It found that, although people say they would vote by 42 to ...
The MIT Tech
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:15 -0700

In the preferential voting system used by the UA, students can rank all of the candidates. In elections for four out of the six positions this year, the winners won by 30 or fewer votes, as determined by the preferential system. In the election for ...

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