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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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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:56:25 -0800

"If there is political will for preferential voting to continue... very serious amendments are necessary within the Election Code... to overcome the risk for the ballots of a single family in a given village to make changes in national election lists ...

Alaska Dispatch

Alaska Dispatch
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:22:30 -0800

Under preferential voting, there would be no need for parties to choose candidates in advance of the general election. They would be free to do so if they choose, in a primary or a convention, but they would have to pay for it. Having the official ...
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 ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:07:30 -0800

The latest suggestions to require 5 per cent of the primary vote to get elected or to move away from preferential voting are designed to benefit the major parties, not democracy. Who says an independent or emerging party is less worthy of election than ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800

The Sex party's national president, Fiona Patten, said gaining a seat in the northern metropolitan region – the party's first after five years of trying in state and federal politics – was a “ringing endorsement of the democratic nature of the ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:08:15 -0800

First, what about a return to full preferential voting to ensure electors pass on all preferences? The result is far kinder to oppositions and makes for a more balanced chamber. In 1998 – the last election, despite OPV, where voters still ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:56:00 -0800

He also noted that he was suggesting introduction of preferential voting and direct election of more than a half of members of Parliament. Josipovic underlined the need for a greater level of devolution as well as the welfare state because "a ...


Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:59:39 -0800

Primary elections should be structured to encourage the largest possible turnout. Election officials should be nonpartisan. New electoral rules allowing preferential voting and more direct representation of interests should be considered. And a full ...

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