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Preference counting in local government elections in NSW

The inquiry was established to inquire into preference counting in local government elections in NSW

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL MATTERS—REFERENCE (Formal Business)

Dr Phelps moved, according to notice:

1. That the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquire into and report on:

(a) the current system of ‘random selection’ in the counting of preferences in local government elections,

(b) whether this system delivers fair results in all cases for candidates,

(c) whether there are any alternative methods of ballot counting which would produce more accurate preference flows, and

(d) any other related matter.

2. That the Committee report by 14 November 2017.

Question put and passed


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