News

Voters invited to rate their voting day experience

Vote Australia today launched a 'Rate your voting experience' campaign through social media inviting Australian voters to rate and comment on...
Saturday, 18 May 2019, federal election, experience, sausages, snags, lines, voters, official, polling place, vote, voting
READ

Five things to remember when you vote

Vote Australia today launched a video campaign through social media reminding Australian voters to remember five things when they go...
2019 federal election, vote, voting, voters, voted, voted before, ballots, ballot paper, polling place, Saturday, 18 May 2019, how to vote, cards, full name, address, helpful, authorised, election official
READ

Vale Bob Hawke

Vale Bob Hawke, our 23rd Prime Minister.
READ

Voters told to do their homework before voting

A new video reminds voters to compare candidates carefully before voting in the 2019 Australian federal election.
research, candidates, policies, background, reputation, federal, state, local, election, federal election, Homework, Video
READ

2019 Federal Election - Voting Options

If you cannot go to a polling place on election day, 18 May 2019, there are other ways to vote....
READ

Vote Australia ramps up campaign for Voter ID

Vote Australia today launches a campaign that helps Australians demand that laws be passed to better protect voters’ identities from...
voter, identification, 2019, federal, election, polling, fraud, fraudulent, petition, booth, social, media, laws, regulations, impersonation, impersonate, fake, ID
READ


JOIN THE FIGHT

Add your name and let’s keep Australian elections free and fair.

  • followed A fair voting system 2021-06-15 10:17:44 +1000

  • commented on A fair voting system 2021-06-04 08:44:15 +1000
    The statement: “The winning candidate is the most preferred or least disliked candidate by the entire electorate” is simply incorrect as can be easily proved. The fact is that the preferential voting system is seriously flawed because it effectively ignores last and near-last preferences.

    Now preferential VOTING is the best system available. Period. However: the so-called ‘counting’ method is seriously biased towards 1st preferences while totally ignoring last preferences. The result is that a candidate can “win the wooden spoon” as being the MOST DISLIKED candidate by a healthy margin and YET be declared the ‘winner after preferences’ by a narrow margin.

    This is proved in simple numerical examples at https colon slash slash tinyurl dot com slash ElectoralReformOz all one word. This is not just an obscure theoretical problem: it is a real issue that can and does gets candidates elected AGAINST the voters preferences. The above link shows that 3 of the 25 MLAs elected in the 2020 ACT election were elected against voters preferences – and the link names those wrongly elected and those wrongly eliminated including giving the exact counts showing how the eliminated candidate won against the ‘elected’ candidate in a virtual one-on-one run-off election as determined by the actual preference votes at the ElectionsACT website.

    The link also introduces the authors Average Preference Rating (APR) system of fairly counting preferential votes to guarantees to always exactly follow whatever preferences voters have marked. APR allows SPLIT Partial Preferential voting which allows voters to mark their first few, and their last few, preferences: the SPLIT option makes it easier for voters faced with ballot papers such as vote 1-32 Above the Line, Or 1-140 below the line.

    APR is very VERY fast to count provided that all votes are SCANNED &/OR DIGITISED. Votes could be scanned on site and a VERY small file uploaded from each polling place and amalgamated very quickly at the main electoral office. The reason for the small file size and speed of counting is that no votes are ever distributed, every preference mark is taken into account and the system is totally fair. The system easily allows multiple parallel audit trails that make election fraud extremely difficult – it ist even possible to allow a voter to check that their particular vote was actually counted and recorded correctly in the count by using unique random vote IDs generated when the voter votes – plus candidates, parties and media could get near real-time info re individual polling booths or electorate tallies as votes are counted. The system allows even a close Australian Federal Senate Election results to be available within hours of polls closing.

  • followed A fair voting system 2021-06-04 08:44:11 +1000

  • (@Lizzz777) is following @voteaustralia1 on Twitter 2021-06-03 18:00:47 +1000
    💐Mother of 2 Wonderful young people. Follower of Jesus Christ since I was 9!🦘 🔗All my links in one place:🔗🖥️ https://t.co/qB5QBbmMd6 ✝️JESUS IS LORD!✝️