Donkey Vote

A “donkey vote” occurs when, in a preference voting system, the voter simply picks whom they will vote for based on who is at the top of the ballot paper, regardless of their political party.  For example, if this were a ballot paper, and the voter had to choose three candidates: 

Candidate 1 – Blue Party
Candidate 2 – Yellow Party
Candidate 3 – Purple Party
Candidate 4 – Orange Party
Candidate 5 – Pink Party
Candidate 6 – Blue Party  
Candidate 7 – Yellow Party

A “donkey voter” would pick Candidate 1 as their first choice, Candidate 2 as their second, and Candidate 3 as their third.

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