Preferential Voting

Preferential Voting

Do you understand how our school election will work? Watch the video and then answer the questions in your book, or in the comments below!


1. After watching the BtN Preferential Voting story, explain how preferential voting works to another
2. For a political candidate to win their seat in an election they need to…
a. Win half the votes
b. Win half the votes plus one
c. Win 100% of the votes
3. What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?
4. Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?
5. Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?
6. Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?
7. What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?
8. What is a polling booth?
9. Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?
10. Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders? Writing 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Preferential Voting

  1. 1)when you write your first choice your second choice third choice and so on
    2)half the votes plus 1
    3) vote counter?
    4)the UK 🇬🇧
    5)people get a say even if their first choice loses
    6) they can get a say
    8)where you go to vote
    9)yes we have to vote soon for the student leader of the school GO MAKE A CHANGE
    10) labour = bill shorten liberal =Malcom Turnbull one nation = Paulin hansom

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