We watched a video of BTN of what preferential voting is and how it works. It is a sheet of paper with a list of the names of the parties and their leader on the left side. For your first choice you would put a 1 in the box on left of the parties name. For your second choice you would do the same. Just puting a number 2 next to it because it’s your second choice and so on.
1: For a political candidate to win their seat in an election they need to…
a. Win half the votes
b. Win half the votes plus one
c. Win 100% of the votes
2: What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?
Answer: A counter.
3: Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?
Answer: North Korea because they have a dictator.
4: Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?
Answer: If you don’t get your first choice, you might get your second of third.
5: Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?
Answer: Because their not as rich they can’t afford big advertisement. So they might get the other peoples second of third choice.
6: What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?
Answer: So you know how to vote right and you don’t have a donky vote.
7: What is a polling booth?
Answer: A place where you put your answers of your voting.
8: Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?
Answer: Yes, for the AFL app. It was electronic. After your finished it shows you how many people agreed with you.
9: Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders?
Answer: Yes, Liberal, Malcom Turnbull, labor, Bill Shorten and the greens, Christine Milne.