A ballot paper on which the voter has ranked candidates from `1' onwards straight down the ballot paper without regard to the merits of the candidates; also refers to the total number of votes allocated in this way.
The term used to describe a ballot paper marked with preferences for candidates without consideration of their policies or abilities. A classic donkey vote is one which records preferences straight down the ballot paper in the same order as the names printed. Usually refers to a ballot paper for a single member election. (See party linear vote)
A ballot paper marked 1, 2, 3, 4 straight down (or up) a ballot paper.
a valid vote, as it is totally impossible to tell a voters intention
The term used to describe a ballot paper marked with preferences for candidates without consideration of their policies or abilities. A classic donkey vote is one which records preferences straight down the ballot paper in the same order as the names printed. Early voting Electors who are unable to vote on election day can vote beforehand at an early voting centre.
A term used in preferential elections to refer to people who number their voting preferences 1, 2, 3, etc. down the ballot form. Also applied to the tendency for survey respondents to prefer answers listed earlier (or later). Can be solved by rotation.
A donkey vote is one that is marked 1-2-3-4-5-6 up or down the ballot paper, said to be marked this way by a voter who is indifferent to the outcome. It is still a valid vote.
In Australia, where all State, Federal and Territory electoral systems use compulsory voting combined with some form of preferential voting, a donkey vote refers to the practice of numbering the candidate's boxes sequentially from top to bottom of the ballot-paper. There are different versions of the phenomenon applicable in the Australian House of Representatives, Australian Senate and in the Australian jurisdictions that use the Hare-Clark system. Donkey votes are typically cast by uninterested or ignorant voters.