In this episode I’m joined by Ben as we discuss part 2 of our voting systems series (listen to part 1 if you haven’t already). What is proportional representation? What about multimember electorates? And why are we forced to vote at every election? Listen and find out.
Stuff that we discussed:
- List of countries that use single transferable vote
- The Droup quota calculation to work out how many votes you need to win
- Voting Yoda explains how preferences are distributed
- The Australian Parliament have looked at electronic voting, and the ACT has used it since 2001
- The curious election of Lisa Singh
- ACT bus stops look kinda funny
- The Constitution was amended in 1977 to make sure causal Senate vacancies are selected from the same party
- The famous Miss Universe clause – as proposed by Greg
- Recounting elections costs lots of dollars, up to 20 million of them
Music credits to Damon Boucher with Melancholy and Experiment 6, and So I Did a Happy Tune by Valzi & Zinger. Enjoy!