ACT Election: avoiding the donkey vote

Making your vote count. The Hare-Clark voting system explained.

“With Hare-Clark, the parties have no say regarding the order their candidates appear on your ballot paper. Our system rotates the candidate names so your ballot paper will likely be different to another person’s. “

“Therefore, voters who simply number 1-5 down the list of major party candidates will be voting for a different number 1 candidate. This means the “donkey vote” (or running down the list) ensures the votes are evenly distributed amongst the party’s candidates.”

Election 2020 / You have the  power – not the parties, Michael Moore, Canberra CityNews, 23 September 2020

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