I was recently at a NFP's AGM (Not For Profit's Annual General Meeting).
An election for 3 members of the board was carried out.
(Board of 9, each with 3 year term, staggered such that 3 come up for election each year)
We had to elect 3 board members, and there were 5 candidates. We were told to vote using "Optional Preferential Tasmanian Style Voting."
I was told (by someone sitting next to me), that
Tasmanian Style, is Optional Preferential voting.
I gathered that Tasmanian style referred to the method used in Tasmanian State Elections.
Is this true? If not, what are the differences? Is Optional Preferential poorly defined?