On Elections

How people elect parliaments

Unfair voting system in Australia’s West

Voters in the Australian state of Western Australia are about to elect a Legislative Council using a built-in mechanism to bias the election in favour of non-urban voters. Voters go … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Maine voters endorse preferential choice voting

Amidst the drama of the historic presidential election on November 8, voters in the US state of Maine endorsed a ballot measure to adopt preferential voting. Using a public referendum, Maine … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Americans are voting, perhaps in record numbers

Across America – and around the world – there is the clattering sound of dice rolling today. And the dice are loaded. All forecasters agree that Hillary Clinton is much more … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

More choices for US president – how easy it could be

American voters are this week facing a choice of president between two candidates that most voters reject – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It doesn’t need to be that way. America’s voters could have … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maine voters consider shift to preferential voting

Voters in the US state of Maine will vote on November 8 on whether to approve a change to the state’s electoral law to introduce preferential voting for all state and … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 2 Comments