Scrap The Alphabetical System: Malta’s Voting Ballots Should Alternate Between Genders, New Party Suggests

Scrap The Alphabetical System: Malta’s Voting Ballots Should Alternate Between Genders, New Party Suggests

19 Jan 2021
The current ballot sheet template should change from listing candidates in alphabetical order to a system that alternatives between genders, avoiding
LovinMalta logo

Excerpt:

The current ballot sheet template should change from listing candidates in alphabetical order to a system that alternatives between genders, avoiding “donkey voting” – people approving candidates purely based on the order they appear on the ballot.

This is what newly-formed European party Volt Malta proposed in light of the gender-balancing bill being tabled in Parliament.

The current template for voting ballot sheets lists candidates in alphabetical order, which gives those with surnames starting with A, B or C an advantage over those starting with V or Z