Runoff Voting

Runoff voting can refer to:

  • Two-round system, a voting system used to elect a single winner, whereby only two candidates from the first round continue to the second round
  • Instant-runoff voting, an electoral system whereby voters rank the candidates in order of preference
  • Contingent vote, a two-round system of instant-runoff voting.
  • Exhaustive ballot, a reiterative voting system whereby rounds of voting continue (with or without elimination) until one candidate achieves a majority, also called repeated balloting

Other articles related to "runoff voting, voting":

Alternative Voting - Similar Systems - Runoff Voting
... The term instant runoff voting is derived from the name of a class of voting systems called runoff voting ... In runoff voting voters do not rank candidates in order of preference on a single ballot ... a similar effect is achieved by using multiple rounds of voting ...
Tactical Manipulation Of Runoff Voting
... systems, in the two-round system, there is potential for both tactical voting and strategic nomination ... Tactical voting is where voters do not vote in accordance with their true preferences, but instead vote insincerely in an attempt to influence the result ... Runoff voting is intended as a method that reduces tactical voting, but two tactics called compromising and pushover are still possible in many circumstances ...
Tactical Manipulation Of Runoff Voting - 2002 French Presidential Election
... election is a famous example of the importance of both tactical voting and strategic nomination in runoff voting ... left-wing voters could have altered the first round by voting tactically ... Had Jospin survived, by tactical voting or strategic nomination, it is possible he could have won the second round and beaten Chirac ...

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    Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)