An electoral system whereby voters rank candidates in order of preference. In the event that one candidate fails to achieve a sufficient majority, the candidate with the fewest number of first-preference rankings is eliminated and these votes redistributed, the process being repeated until one candidate achieves the required majority: support for the alternative vote is now very strong [as modifier]: the alternative vote system
More example sentences
- An electoral pact to support one another under the alternative vote system would make a lot of sense.
- Second preferences on the alternative vote ballot paper are expected to be decisive.
- There is a debate raging about whether to hold a referendum on the day of the next election to switch from the current first past the post voting system to the alternative vote.
Definition of alternative vote in:
- The US English dictionary