preferential voting


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preferential voting

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

preferential voting

n
(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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Looking forward to the race, Nader said that he expected more competition between candidates on the same list compared to previous elections, as the new preferential voting system meant those running would have to jockey for the top positions, rather than a whole list winning.
While praising the "democratic maturity" of the north Cavusoglu said "even though there are different electoral districts, as you know, there is preferential voting and you can even vote for different parties or candidates at the same time .
The new electoral law, approved by Parliament in June, features changes to electoral districts and introduces two new components: proportional representation (PR) and preferential voting.
The inconclusive Brexit should now be put on the back-burner and the Queen's Speech should include an Act of Parliament to allow by law a Convention of the People, to produce a written constitution with clauses governing the way referenda are introduced and conducted, along with an act to amend FPTP to a ranking preferential voting system (AV) for all elections.
Agreements are getting convergent regarding proportionality with Lebanon divided in 15 districts," he said, adding that discussions are now touching on preferential voting.
Certain electoral peculiarities: including compulsory and preferential voting, an unassailable independent Electoral Commission, and a distinct rural party (the Country Party and its later incarnation).
However, the socialist ticket was surprisingly topped by an unknown candidate due to a "mistake" committed by BSP voters as a result a newly introduced preferential voting arrangement.
The Government has considered the issues raised and the recommendation of the Joint Standing Committee to introduce a form of optional preferential voting below the line as well as above the line and has decided to adopt that recommendation.
The head of Liz Kendall's campaign, Toby Perkins, earlier said the complexities of the preferential voting system meant Shadow Health Secretary Mr Burnham was the best hope of those who did not want Mr Corbyn to seize the Labour crown.
All those supported Maithripala Sirisena were fully aware that restoring good governance needed constitutional amendments to do away with the preferential voting system for electing members to the Parliament.
However, a second round of voting, as in France, or preferential voting, as in Australia, could render the British system less undemocratic without eliminating constituency candidates.