preferential voting


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preferential voting

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

preferential voting

n
(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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The head of Liz Kendall's campaign, Toby Perkins, earlier said the complexities of the preferential voting system meant Shadow Health Secretary Mr Burnham was the best hope of those who did not want Mr Corbyn to seize the Labour crown.
The only reasonable way in which the democratic deficit can be solved, maintain a two party system and give value to all votes, is to formalise tactical voting by a ranking preferential voting system, amending First Past the Post system.
However, a second round of voting, as in France, or preferential voting, as in Australia, could render the British system less undemocratic without eliminating constituency candidates.
For the first time in Bulgaria, municipal councilors will be elected by preferential voting.
Candidates need more than 50 percent of the vote to win in a complicated system of preferential voting.
In addition, they cover increase in the size of election funds of political parties and introduction of preferential voting to allow the electors to vote for a particular candidate among others.
Hampden Park won the right to host three group games and a last-16 match at the European Championship after beating Cardiff by a single ranking point in UEFA's preferential voting system.
In conclusion under FPTP all votes that are not for the winner don't count, using a PR system, such as the single transferable vote (STV), which uses preferential voting in multi-member constituencies, means all votes coun.
I will also be tabling a further Bill for consultation that would eliminate preferential voting and adopt a Saint-Lague system utilised by many European countries and New Zealand.
Final results in the Senate could take more than a week to determine, due to the complicated system of preferential voting and proportional representation.
Employees who get shares of the new company will not be able to sell them before a period of three years from the time of subscription, according to the memo which also noted that the state or the government will be the sole owner of the Golden Share in the new company, which will give it preferential voting rights.