Pirate Party Australia has completed its initial member ballot for our preference orders for the 2016 federal election.
These results will inform the parties and voting order we suggest on our How to Vote materials and will influence any possible deals made with other parties.
In keeping with the Pirate Party’s commitment to transparency and participatory democracy, last election the Party pioneered a form of preferencing unprecedented in Australian politics. We have continued to use that process for subsequent elections and this election.
We sent all full members of the party an electronic ballot in which they could rank all registered parties* in order of how they should be preferenced. The ballot allowed for equal rankings and to leave parties with no vote to rank them equal last.
Should any party offer us deals that result in changing this order we are able to run subsequent ballots state by state to approve any such deals.
A final decision on how many parties we list on our How to Vote materials will be made soon.
The resulting order of party preferences are as follows: