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2016-10-01

 

Electoral Systems used for Public Elections in Australia

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Jurisdiction

Proportional Systems

Non-proportional systems

 

Chamber

System

Chamber

System

Commonwealth

Senate

Single Tranferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates

House of Representatives

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

New South Wales

Legislative Council

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates

Legislative Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Victoria

Legislative Council

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates

Legislative Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Queensland

-

-

Legislative Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Western Australia

Legislative Council

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates

Legislative Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

South Australia

Legislative Council

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates

House of Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Tasmania

House of Assembly

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates (Hare-Clark)

Legislative Council

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Australian Capital Territory

Legislative Assembly

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates (Hare-Clark)

-

-

Northern Territory

-

-

Legislative Assembly

Majority-preferential counting in single-member electorates

Norfolk Island

-

-

Legislative Assembly

Cumulative counting in a single multi-member electorate

 

 

 

 

 

New South Wales

Local
Government

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in electorates with 2 or more seats

Local
Government

Majority-preferential counting in electorates with only 1 seat

Victoria

Local
Government

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in electorates with 2 or more seats

Local
Government

Majority-preferential counting in electorates with only 1 seat

Queensland

-

-

Local
Government

Majority-preferential counting in electorates with only 1 seat, but relative majority multiple vote (first-past-the-post) in electorates with more than 1 seat

Western Australia

-

-

Local
Government

Relative majority counting (first-past-the-post) in electorates all with only 1 seat

South Australia

Local
Government

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in electorates with 2 or more seats

Local
Government

Majority-preferential counting in electorates with only 1 seat

Tasmania

Local
Government

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates (Hare-Clark)

-

-

Northern Territory

Local
Government

Single Transferable Vote proportional representation counting in multi-member electorates (Hare-Clark)

-

-

 

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