Remember our attempt to reform elections


Australian Electoral CommissionI wish I had known of this web-site back in 2011 when we were contesting the AV referendum. Whilst AV was not the voters’ choice, I spent a lot of time listening to people saying that voting should be made compulsory “like it is in Australia”. Many other people just thought putting votes into a preference order was “too complex”. I argued that it would do away with some of the “us and them” politicking, because I would be unlikely to get second preference votes from the supporters of an opponent I had just attacked. Anyway, click here to see the Australian system in its full and varied glory.


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