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Regimenting Voters by Letting Parties Decide the

Order of Candidates’ Names on Ballot-papers

 

 

 

The Relatively Even Distribution of First Preference Votes at Tasmanian House of Assembly polls since Hare-Clark PR was first used for Tasmania-wide Assembly polls in 1909

 

 

The Grossly Uneven Distribution of First Preference Votes at Australian Senate polls since proportional representation was first used for nation-wide Senate polls, in 1949

 

How major parties’ obsession with regimentation often causes them to lose the last position to be filled

 

 

History of Senate ballot-paper design in Australia

 

The Hare-Clark system avoids regimenting voters.

 

 

Law creating Senate PR deliberately continued regimentation.

 

 

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