donkey vote


donkey vote
In a compulsory parliamentary election, voters must numerically rank each candidate in order of preference. Voters who merely number the candidates in the order they are listed on the ballot paper (without regard for the merits of the candidates) are casting a donkey vote -that is, a stupid vote. First recorded 1962.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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