preferential voting

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preferential voting

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A system of voting in which the voter ranks candidates in order of preference.

preferential voting

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of voting in which the electors signify their choices, as of candidates, in order of preference
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v=KMUwKbacv2U; Ashley Csanady, "Senior Liberal embraces benefits of preferential balloting," Canada.
Further complicating the race is preferential balloting that could see "Hurt Locker" and "Avatar" split the vote and make way for World War Two fantasy "Inglourious Basterds," urban drama "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" or any of the 10 nominees to win the best film Oscar.
When you have 10 contenders for one particular award, the advantage of the preferential balloting system is it really gauges the depth of support among all the people that are voting, or most of the people that are voting.