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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Each party in Slovakia can field up to a maximum of 14 candidates and under a preferential voting system, voters can indicate which candidate they would like to see elected.
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For example, places like Finland, Slovenia and Luxembourg have preferential voting, where voters rank their candidates.
those not given preferential voting rights) was scrutinized.
He vetoed the higher threshold for preferential voting and the limitation of machine voting.
In 2009, the process was changed to a preferential voting system to ensure the film with the broadest support wins -- not necessarily the movie that the majority of voters put as their top one.
There are three ideas that a democratic society wouldn't miss: the absence of term limits for elected officials, preferential voting rights for some and a two-party system.
The staff engaged for polling stations is being given gender sensitive training to encourage preferential voting for pregnant women, the elderly, persons with disabilities and transgender persons.
Talks on improving the electoral system are necessary, but not by referendum or by misusing different social groups, he added, noting that the HDZ was the biggest advocate of preferential voting because this system had secured it many election victories.
He deemed that "whoever considers that we can rely on proportionality without the preferential voting is mistaken." Bassil called for ceasing the use of electoral money, since such a method is new to our society and is totally rejected.
The elections will be held under a new vote law based on proportional representation that divides Lebanon into 15 electoral districts and adopts preferential voting. The new law, which replaced the controversial 1960 majoritarian system used in the 2009 elections, is based on proportional representation and splits the country into 15 voting districts.
While praising the "democratic maturity" of the north Cavusoglu said "even though there are different electoral districts, as you know, there is preferential voting and you can even vote for different parties or candidates at the same time ...