Political parties questions

a system of voting whereby the voter indicates his order of preference for each of the candidates listed on the ballot for a specified office so that if no candidate receives a majority of first preferences the first and second preferences and if necessary third and other preferences may be counted together until one

Discussion Question

1. 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


2. What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?


3. Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?

North Korea

4. Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?

If you don’t get your first you might get your second

5. Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?

Because there not as rich they can’t afford big advertisement so they might get the other people’s 2 or 3 vote

6. What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?

So you know how to vote and don’t make a donkey vote

7. What is a polling booth?

The place were you put your votes

8. Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?

Voice-afl app

9. Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders?

Liberal party-Malcom Turnbull  laybor party- bill shorten Australian greens Richard Di Natale

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