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
ABC Online (blog)
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:31:47 -0800
The most common questions I receive at this blog concern how preferential voting works and what is the best way to vote. How do I vote? What is the most strategic way to vote? How can I deny my preferences to one of the major parties. Let me go right ...
Bangor Daily News
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800
The state of Maine has watched another election come and go, and as Paul LePage takes his second victory with less than a majority vote, I am reminded of the system of voting from my home country: Australia. It is known as preferential voting, ...
The Conversation AU
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:15:00 -0800
The Victorian lower house elects 88 members representing single member electorates, using the same compulsory preferential voting system that is used for the Federal House of Representatives. At the 2010 State election, the Coalition won the statewide ...
Times of India
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0800
Student union leader Tukaram Saraf said there were 15 voters who cast vote for the post of president and secretary on preferential voting system. NCP students wing and BVS had fielded candidates for the posts. Lakhanlal Bhurewal a student of Jalna ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, who publicly backed Grant Robertson for the party leadership, says the party will now unify behind new leader Andrew Little – despite the incredibly close-run contest. It took until the fourth round of the preferential voting ...
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:05:17 -0800
Veteran JP Ian Handcock, a former East Fremantle mayor, said the RAJWA had elected officials using a “first past the post” system for 15 years but recently changed to preferential voting. It meant Mr Handcock, who initially came fifth, and another ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0800
Simply because government advisers think voters will be too confused if a preferential voting system, like STV, is used. There is some truth in the comment that STV can be confusing. However, this is usually when voters are faced with two voting ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:16:06 -0800
The intrigue around preferences has led many on Twitter to remind voters that under the optional preferential voting system in Victoria electors need only number one to five below the line to make a valid vote, thereby avoiding group voting tickets ...
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