Preferential voting explained: @margokingston1 and @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

Charlie Caruso

Charlie Caruso

Citizen Journalist and author/editor of Understanding Y, who obsesses over the idea of re-engineering the political system, Charlie was head of global growth for MiVote, is an avid #auspol Tweeter and passionate about political disruption and improving the way we make decisions in Australia. "Right now, we’re all on a plane, and we've realised the pilot is drunk. The election is our opportunity to get the drunk pilot out of the cockpit and hand over to one that’s flown the plane before and can get us down safely," she said.
Charlie Caruso
- 6 mins ago
Charlie Caruso
What I am REALLY interested in is re-engineering a new kind of plane that doesn't allow drunk pilots to even get into the cockpit. One that requires a new kind of pilot, new kind of pilot training, more fuel efficient and goes longer, feels better etc. You’ll hear a lot from me on this, once #ausvotes2019 is over. Disclaimer - I’ve been a member of the Liberals, Labor, Greens, and have preferenced the Independents and minor/micro parties almost exclusively. I don’t see political colours, but I keep an eye on the actions and try to fight against the dysfunction across the political rainbow.

In 15 days, Australians will head to their local polling station and vote in the 46th federal Parliament of Australia.

Preferential voting is fairly rare globally and it reflects the number and diversity of smaller parties that participate in our elections, yet few Australian voters truly understand how the system works. In today’s podcast, Charlie Caruso interviews Margo Kingston to better understand the value of the preferential voting system and how our listeners can ensure their preferences result in a meaningful vote and their desired outcome.

Have a question on preferential voting for Margo?

Tweet her using the #askMargo hashtag

Check out Margo’s recent article Strategic voting for blue, red and green progressives in safe Coalition seats

Also read Lesley Howards article : The #AusVotes preference system or choosing sides when your team can’t make the Grand Final

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Image by : Chicken Nation http://www.chickennation.com/voting/
Image by : Chicken Nation http://www.chickennation.com/voting/
Image by : Chicken Nation http://www.chickennation.com/voting/



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