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
The Alternative Vote Explained
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Preferential Voting - Make Your Vote Count
Explains what happens to those other numbers you have to write on your ballot paper for the Lower House in Australia. If you vote for a minor party, it's not a wasted vote, but rather a double...
How the Australian House of Representatives votes are counted - AEC
A House of Representatives candidate is elected if they gain an absolute majority -- more than 50% -- of the formal vote. First, all of the number '1' votes are counted for each candidate....
Preferential Voting electing 1 person
How to use the preferential (IRV) voting system to elect 1 candidate out of several with only one round of balloting.
PV (Preferential Voting)
There are 120 Members of Parliament. Each of the 120 electorates, including the Maori electorates, elects one MP. Voters rank the candidates -- 1, 2, 3, etc -- in the order they prefer them....
How the Australian Senate votes are counted - AEC
Senators are elected by a preferential voting system, known as proportional representation. Candidates for the Senate stand for a State or Territory. It is a Constitutional requirement that...
This video gives the background for preference voting, preference ballots, and preference tables.
Preferential Voting English
Optional Preferential Voting - Make your vote count
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Clive Palmer - Questions PM on optional preferential voting
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:08:11 -0700
The President meeting with the party leaders of both government and opposition at the Presidential Secretariat said the peoples' opposition has been drawn at present on the preferential voting system in the same manner as the agitations were conducted ...
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:02:50 -0700
“Therefore, I would like to introduce a preferential voting system, so that voters may decide the ranking of each candidate through voting — this would make the electoral system more democratic as we return the power to decide to the people,” he said.
The Conversation AU
The Conversation AU
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:19:01 -0700
But it's also because NSW and Queensland have the same optional preferential voting system, unlike other states. The way Queenslanders chose to exercise their preferences was crucial in the shock defeat of that state's Liberal National government.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:22:00 -0700
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday met with the political party leaders to seek their opinions and proposals to change the current preferential voting system as stated in his election manifesto. The President meeting with the party ...
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:41:15 -0700
Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva says in a future constitutional amendment the preferential voting system should be replaced with a mixed system. Constitutional changes should not be done in haste manner. Public and the parliament should be ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
Slate Magazine (blog)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:48:45 -0700
(The academy uses a preferential voting system that rewards movies that fewer people love passionately as opposed to movies that many people mark as a third or fourth choice.) We all felt we had a shot at Best Picture if the academy nominated nine or ...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:03:45 -0700
Even the system of optional preferential voting and above the line numbering, which makes it easier to vote as you would wish, adds to voter confusion due to the subtle differences from the federal system. If we accept that the minuscule number of ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:01:09 -0700
But whichever way the result goes, the Greens are questioning the merits of the optional preferential voting system which is only used in New South Wales and Queensland state elections, and in some mayoral elections. The federal system of compulsory ...
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