Why is the quota for the Senate calculated by dividing the total number of votes by seven and not six.
This unfairly denies up to 14% of the voters in having a say who
represents them as their vote is discarded.
In last years City of Melbourne Municipal election Robert Doyles
Team had 38% of the vote and elected 3 positions on the Council. the
remaining 8% was not counted. The Greens with just 14% elected two
positions. Had the cake been divided by 9 as opposed to 10 and a slice
thrown away the Team Doyle surplus would have elected a community based
candidate instead of the Greens second candidate Rohan Leppert.
The use of the Droop quota distorts the proportional of the count.