The Preferential Linear Electoral Ranking System (PLERS) is an electoral system suitable for all voting situations, large and small, political and non-political.
It provides significant cost savings due to the simplicity of the process, which in turn reduces the potential for error and the time taken to produce an election result.
Most importantly it produces a consensus result based on the preferential choice of the voter.
Essentially PLERS is a means of achieving the benefits of preferential voting without the complexities and shortcomings.
Read how the Preferential Linear Electoral Ranking System works (PDF file, 130kb).
For further information or to make comments, please contact the System author,
Erik Jochimsen at email:
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Australian Electoral Commission