cumulative voting


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cumulative voting

n.
A system of voting in which each voter is given as many votes as there are positions to be filled and allowed to cast those votes for one candidate or distribute them in any way among the candidates.

cumulative voting

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of voting in which each elector has as many votes as there are candidates in his constituency. Votes may all be cast for one candidate or distributed among several

cu′mulative vot′ing


n.
a system that gives each voter as many votes as there are persons to be elected from one representative district, allowing the voter to accumulate them on one candidate or to distribute them.
[1850–55]
Translations

cumulative voting

nWählen ntdurch Kumulieren or Stimmenhäufung or nach dem Kumulierungssystem
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