Democracy and Participation Keywords

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What is Donkey Votes?
Under a preferential voting system, votes are simply numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 etc, in order vertically down the list of available candidates. A 'reverse donkey' is one where candidates are numbered up the ballot paper.
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What is Informal votes?
Ballots which are completed incorrectly under a system of compulsory voting.
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What is Pluralist democracy?
A system of government which encourages participation and allows for free and fair competition between competing interests.
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What is Subsidiarity?
The principle that decisions should be taken at the lowest tier of government possible.
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What is e-democracy?
The greater use of the internet, mobile phones and other electronic media as a means of enhancing the operation of existing political institutions and processes, and encouraging greater political participation.
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What is Informal votes?

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Ballots which are completed incorrectly under a system of compulsory voting.

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What is Pluralist democracy?

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What is Subsidiarity?

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What is e-democracy?

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