list system

noun

: a system of proportional representation under which a voter chooses between party lists each containing as many names as there are representatives to be chosen and the number of candidates declared elected from each list is determined by the percentage cast for each list out of the total vote
all of the list systems … give the voter little or no discretion in choosing particular candidatesH. F. Gosnell
compare hare system, preferential voting, single transferable vote

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“List system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/list%20system. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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