Electoral Affairs

Ticket Voting

In a true democracy, voters, and not political parties, should be able to choose where preferences go. More than 95% of Western Australian voters choose to vote above the line, creating a strong incentive for parties to engage in preference deals. This has led to micro parties with diametrically opposing views preferencing each other in a dodgy process known as “preference harvesting” and being elected on less than 1% of the primary vote.


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