Simple Optional

This is an example of an OPTIONAL PREFERENTIAL system in use in some places (i.e. NSW Lower House elections)

The candidates are represented by letters.
If a voter was to preference Candidate A then B and then C, this would be entered as:

ABC: 1

In the default 'voter table' below, Candidate C is the favourite (with 7 first preference votes in the initial count) but lets see what happens...

Click 'Run Election' to Simulate

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