Senate voting system to change

Senate voting system to change

The Coalition, the Labor party and the Greens have all agreed to overhaul the Senate voting system.

Parliament’s joint standing committee on electoral matters is expected to hand down a unanimous report today, recommending historic changes to the Senate voting system.

Currently voters must either put a ‘1’ in only one box above the line or fill in every box below the line on a Senate ballot paper.

The Committee is expected to recommend moving to a system like the one currently implemented for the NSW legislative assembly, where voters cast preferences above the line.


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