- 06 May 2019
Comic to illustrate how you can NOT "waste" your vote in Australia, featuring Dennis the Election Koala and Ken the Voting Dingo - by Patrick Alexander.
"Whereas both the USA and the UK use ‘first-past-the-post’ voting systems for their national elections, Australia’s system is more elegant than that. In elections for the House of Representatives, we use preferential voting — also known as instant-runoff voting, ranked choice voting, or ‘the alternative vote’ in the UK."
Here's the Comic:
This is an updated version from the B&W 2013 edition
Now we've gone through that, WHO should you vote for?
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