preferential voting

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preferential voting

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A system of voting in which the voter ranks candidates in order of preference.

preferential voting

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of voting in which the electors signify their choices, as of candidates, in order of preference
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But the Nats enjoyed a 23 per cent swing from Labour in first preference voting in the Falkirk seat that belonged to new MP John McNally, below.
Our challenge is to rectify this in the few months remaining before the general election and to do so in a way which respects the decision of the public in 2011 to reject the AV preference voting system (albeit that this result was orchestrated by politicians who may now rue their success).
The alternative vote (AV - preference voting by 1,2,3 etc) which he derides, will ensure that in future no MP will be elected without the support of a majority of votes cast.
Preference voting would mean every vote would count and every MP would have to get a majority of votes cast - an end to "safe seats" and no more wasted votes.
It is an enabling online tool helping citizens to make informed decisions and vote for the most business-friendly candidates by taking advantage of the system of preference voting.
He finds that there are both political and economic factors that vary with the context and milieu of elections, and he introduces six models of electoral choice--affirmative voting, party voting, economic voting, democratic preference voting, political referendum voting, and candidate voting.
An alternative approach might have increased the PERCEIVED BENEFIT, by reforming our electoral system to one of PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION or PREFERENCE VOTING, giving more of us a greater chance of influencing the outcome, either in our constituencies or nationally.
Why not do away with state-run primary elections altogether and apply preference voting to the general election?
With the preference voting system, it was hard for New Labour to paint Livingstone as a spoiler, especially when he urged his supporters to give Labour's Dobson their second preference.
Like all proportional systems, preference voting allows blocs of like minded voters to win representation in proportion to their voting strength.