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Types of Voting Systems

Although some may believe that voting methods are ubiquitous throughout the world, there is actually a wide variety when it comes to casting one's ballot. This section is dedicated to the discussing each type of voting system, as well as its benefits and faults.

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First Past the Post

In elections held under FPTP, each voter makes a mark next to one candidate on the ballot paper. It is a "plurality" voting system.

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Proportional Representation

PR is literally translation of votes into corresponding proportion of seats in the legislature


Ranked Choice Voting

RCV is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.


Countries with compulsory voting help explain the ins and outs of the case for mandatory voting

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