plural voting


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plural voting

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system that enables an elector to vote more than once in an election
2. (Historical Terms) (in Britain before 1948) a system enabling certain electors to vote in more than one constituency
Translations

plural voting

nPluralwahlrecht nt, → Mehrstimmenwahlrecht nt
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Plural voting was not an issue in the 1902 debate, and the Act did not force States without woman suffrage to introduce it.
However, plural voting took a long time to die, even in countries we hold up as models of democracy.
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