Single-winner Elections

How it works:

When electing a single candidate — such as a race for Governor or a United States Representative — all first choices are tallied. If a candidate wins a majority among the first-choice votes, that candidate is the winner. If not, the candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. The second choices from those ballots are then added to the remaining candidates. This process continues until one candidate receives a majority of the final votes.

 

Single-Winner Election Explanation

 

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