Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Cluey Voter (http://clueyvoter.com), a simple web application that makes it easy to vote "below the line" in an upper house election, is on again for the NSW State election this Saturday (26 March 2011).

The application was developed as a private project by Alan Noble of Google Australia.

Why vote below the line?

Voting below the line means that you decide on your own order of choice for all the candidates by numbering each and every box. Voting below the line gives voters more flexibility to reflect their personal preferences. It means you can vote for the parties you care about first.

At this NSW election there are 311 candidates contesting 21 seats in the Legislative Council. Sequentially numbering each and every candidate from 1 to 311 is a daunting task, which is why many voters choose to vote "above the line". By voting above the line preferences are allocated according to a ticket filed by the party, not by you. That's a pity because only by voting below the line do you exercise your full democratic choice.

How does Cluey Voter work?

Cluey Voter makes it easy to classify your group (i.e., party or independent) preferences on a simple, intuitive scale from two thumbs down to two thumbs up. Cluey Voter then automatically generates a numbering from the way you ordered groups. The order of the groups is shuffled while preserving the ballot order of candidates within each group. This avoids introducing biases on account of ballot order. You can make manual adjustments or go back and tweak the group order. When you're happy, click on the "Check" numbering button to check that the numbering is complete. Hey presto! You now have an accurate personal guide to voting below the line.

So be a cluey voter and vote below the line this Saturday.

Contact Profile

Alan Noble

P: 0414 69 70 71
W: clueyvoter.com


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