hare system

\ ˈha(a)|(ə)r- ˈhe|, |ə- \

Definition of hare system

: a system of proportional representation that aims to achieve party representation in the closest proportion to actual voting strength by transferring votes beyond those needed to elect a candidate from that candidate to the next indicated choice — compare list system, preferential voting, single transferable vote

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History and Etymology for hare system

after Thomas Hare †1891 English political reformer

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“Hare system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hare%20system. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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