How your vote counts

Have you ever wondered:

  • How is my vote counted?
  • How do preferences work?
  • What are the different systems of government?
  • What is the history of democracy?

An animated presentation has been designed to explain the history of voting, the various voting methods and their advantages and disadvantages.

Three commonly used vote counting methods which are shown throughout the presentation are:

  • full preferential
  • proportional representation
  • first past the post

The presentation includes a glossary of terms.

View the how your vote counts animation (Flash Player External link required).