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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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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0700

The current Senate voting system employs both above and below the line voting with full preferential voting. Voters can cast a single vote above the line, leaving their preferences to be determined by the party of their choice, or vote below the line ...
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:19:54 -0700

... Senate reform, right across the political divide. Liberals, Nationals, the Greens, Labor and South Australian independent Nick Xenophon all agree that reform is needed, perhaps via partial optional preferential voting above the line for the Senate ...
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:18:45 -0700

Sri Lanka Freedom party will be committed to introduce a conducive election system by replacing the existing preferential voting. The minister further said that the SLFP will contest the upcoming election under the UPFA. It will also mark the May Day ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:47:41 -0700

Since last year, a clear majority of committee members have favoured optional preferential voting for "above the line" voting, partial preferential voting below the line, and the abolition of group voting tickets for Senate ballots. If passed into law ...
The Australian (blog)
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:45 -0700

Because I prefer full preferential voting in the Senate, Nick Cater (“Voters lose when tail wags the dog”, 21/4) accuses me of “illiberalism”. And yet Cater spruiks the Liberal Party's position of optional preferential voting in the Senate, while ...


Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:43:26 -0700

Media Spokesperson of the Party, Dilan Perera said that the preferential voting system will be made void with the enactment of the new electoral system. H also stated that the preferential voting system should be abolished. One hundred and sixty (160) ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:01:33 -0700

The proposals include banning group voting tickets and introducing optional preferential voting above the line so voters who voted 1 would not be validating some incomprehensible pattern of preferences to other candidates. Those voting below the line ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:52:57 -0700

Preferences have been finalised in two seats on the New South Wales north coast, with the Nationals retaining the seat of Lismore, while Ballina picked up new Greens MP Tamara Smith. In the closely contested seat of Lismore, incumbent Nationals MP ...

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