Australia - preferential votingSubmitted by Mandy Lifeboats on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 00:37
Clever, informative cartoon. Interesting comments, some point out flaws.
You Can’t ‘Waste Your Vote’!
Aug 18th, 2013
Dennis the Election Koala gives Ken the Voting Dingo an important lesson in civics!
Any time there’s a federal election approaching, you’ll see and hear Australians saying things like, “I’d like to vote for [Minor Party/Independent] but the most important thing is to keep [Major Party A] out, so I’d better vote for [Major Party B].” But this concern doesn’t apply in Australia; we have a more elegant voting system than that. We seem to have picked up ideas about “wasting your vote” from American TV shows or something.