ballotage

noun

bal·​lo·​tage
¦balə¦täzh
plural -s
: a second ballot taken to decide between the two or three highest candidates when no candidate receives a majority of the votes on the first ballot

Word History

Etymology

French ballottage, from ballotter to subject to a second ballot, literally, shake, toss + -age

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“Ballotage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballotage. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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