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1.2 Will this be a fair vote?

<p>Children voting</p>

Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy Stock Photo

<p>Children voting</p>

Scene 2: The classroom, later in the day…

‘Quiet please. As you know, were going to have a vote today on the new class captain. Personally I think the teacher should get to decide, but youve decided that you want to vote. OK, well do it your way.’ (Cheers.)

‘The candidates are: Max and Lin.’ (More cheers.)

‘But first you need to know the voting rules. And the rules are:

‘1. The person with the most votes becomes captain.

‘2. Only those whose first names begin with one of the letters between A and L can vote.

‘3. I think Lin should be the captain, so Ill watch how you vote. If anybody votes for Max theyll lose out on sport this week.

There is silence in the class — then an uproar.

‘What? Hey, that’s really unfair!’

‘Oh, why?’

1. What do you think is unfair with this voting situation?
Here are some possible reasons. Choose the one or ones you think explain what is unfair.

2. What would you do to make the vote fairer?

What happened next?

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