In this election, we have optional preferential voting. Preferential voting is a way of making sure your vote is passed on to other candidates or parties you support. This means you can number as many or as few of the candidate boxes as you like.
When you vote, preference candidates in the following order:
Clara Williams Roldan - The Greens
Kathy Ridge - Independent
Ellie Robertson - Animal Justice Party
Kerry Bromson - Voluntary Euthanasia
This process of elimination based on preferences continues until a candidate secures an absolute majority. Such a process enables a two-party system to ultimately emerge, whereby all votes are effectively divided between two major parties – which in Manly are The Greens and the Liberal parties.