Antony Green's Election Blog: Preferential Voting in Australia
Australia has a long history of electoral experimentation. Australia led the world in abandoning electoral franchises based on property ownership by extending the right to vote to all adult males. Australia also led the world in granting the vote to women, and in the introduction of the secret ballot, a reform that when introduced in the United States was often referred to as the 'Australian ballot'.
One innovation that has remained more or less unique to Australia has been preferential voting. --->>>