Preferential voting

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Preferential voting may refer to:

  • Ranked voting methods, all election methods that involve ranking candidates in order of preference
    • Instant-runoff voting, referred to as "preferential voting" in Australia, is one type of ranked voting method.
  • Range voting, in which voters assign points to each candidate
  • Open list, sometimes known as "preferential voting" in Europe and nations such as Sri Lanka
  • Bucklin voting, which was sometimes known as "preferential voting" when used in the United States