The impact of optional rpeferential voting on the 2001 Queensland state election

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Title The impact of optional rpeferential voting on the 2001 Queensland state election
Author Stockwell, Stephen Edward
Editor Tracey Arklay
Year Published 2001
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract The ALP's "Just Vote 1" campaign message was designed to limit to effect of preference exchange among conservative parties. This paper analyses the impact of this tactic which produced a 53.6% increase in the exhausted vote over the 1998 election even though there were ten seats in 2001 with only two candidates (and thus no exhausted votes). The size of the landslide to Labor made this tactic irrelevant but it affected the outcome in five seats and could have been decisive in a closer election. The concern is raised that the optional preferential system produces a less representative and less democratic outcome.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Publication Title Proceedings of APSA conference 2001
Conference name Australian Political Science Association 2001
Location Brisbane
Date From 2001-09-24
Date To 2001-09-26
Date Accessioned 2002-06-20
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Subject Australian Government and Politics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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