Preferential voting

Preferential voting
Preferential voting Preferential voting (Political Science) A system of voting, as at primaries, in which the voters are allowed to indicate on their ballots their preference (usually their first and second choices) between two or more candidates for an office, so that if no candidate receives a majority of first choices the one receiving the greatest number of first and second choices together in nominated or elected. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • preferential voting — n. a system of voting in which the voter indicates an order of preference for several candidates …   English World dictionary

  • Preferential voting — This article is about voting systems that use ranked ballots. For alternative meanings, see: Preferential voting (disambiguation). Preferential ballot, preferential voting, and ranked choice voting redirect here; for their use in elections for a… …   Wikipedia

  • preferential voting — noun also preferential system : a system of voting whereby the voter indicates his order of preference for each of the candidates listed on the ballot for a specified office so that if no candidate receives a majority of first preferences the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • preferential voting — voting while indicating preference …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preferential voting — /ˌprɛfərɛnʃəl ˈvoʊtɪŋ/ (say .prefuhrenshuhl vohting) noun a system of voting which enables the voter to indicate his or her order of preference for candidates in the ballot. If no candidate achieves an absolute majority, the candidate with fewest …   Australian English dictionary

  • preferential voting — a system of voting designed to permit the voter to indicate an order of preference for the candidates on the ballot. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • preferential voting — A term used to describe various systems under which a voter is permitted or required to express more than one choice for the same office. 26 Am J2d Elect § 275 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Preferential voting (disambiguation) — Preferential voting can mean:*Preferential voting systems ndash;that is, all election methods that involve ranking candidates in order of preference *Instant runoff voting ndash;which is referred to as preferential voting in Australia. It is one… …   Wikipedia

  • Optional Preferential Voting — (OPV) is a system of vote casting used in the states of Queensland and New South Wales in the Commonwealth of Australia. Most Australian elections are run under full preference preferential voting, where all candidates must be numbered in order… …   Wikipedia

  • full preferential voting — noun a form of preferential voting in which voters must indicate their order of preference for all the candidates. Compare partial preferential voting, optional preferential voting …   Australian English dictionary

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