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second ballot

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an electoral procedure in which if no candidate emerges as a clear winner in a first ballot, candidates at the bottom of the poll are eliminated and another ballot is held among the remaining candidates
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The International Development Secretary secured just 27 votes - down 10 from Tuesday's second ballot - as Boris Johnson again took a commanding lead in the race to Number 10.
Attention now switches to next Tuesday's second ballot and further ballots scheduled to take place next Wednesday and Thursday as MPs conclude the process of selecting two candidates to go forward to a vote among the party members.
Tuesday June 18: Second ballot. Any candidate receiving 32 votes or fewer will be eliminated.
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Since no one obtained a majority, there had to be a second ballot, with Haji-Babai dropped.
That decision was instantly reversed when a second ballot in March last year saw members opt to admit women members by 498 votes to 123 in a turnout of more than 90 per cent.
None of the two candidates has obtained a majority of votes (109) in this second ballot.
A second ballot in June led to a similar situation and a third ballot is expected before the end of the year.
Voters who changed party affiliation by April 26 but still received incorrect ballots in the mail should wait for the second ballot with the correct party affiliation to arrive, Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins said.
On the second ballot most of the minor candidates will be eliminated and tactical voting comes into play.
The second ballot in the Turkish Cypriot leadership elections will be held today, with Mustafa Akinci appearing to be the favourite over incumbent Dervis Eroglou.