single transferable vote

noun

Definition of single transferable vote

: a vote on a ballot that can be transferred from a candidate of first choice who has already obtained the necessary quota of votes for election to a candidate marked by the voter as second or third choice in order that every vote may count toward the election of a candidate — compare hare system

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“Single transferable vote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20transferable%20vote. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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