[EM] Definition of preferential voting

James Gilmour jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk
Sun Aug 22 07:49:30 PDT 2004

Steve Eppley > Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 3:08 PM
> the Scott, Foresman book on Robert's Rules of Order.

> Their use of IRV as an example could explain why some 
> people now believe the term is a synonym for IRV.

I have no idea which came first, but the term "preferential voting" has been used in Australia for
many years for what is now known as "IRV" in the USA and has long been known as the "Alternative
Vote" in the UK.

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