Definition of single transferable vote in English:

single transferable vote

Line breaks: sin¦gle trans¦fer|able vote

noun

An electoral system of proportional representation in which a person’s vote can be transferred to a second or further competing candidate (according to the voter’s stated order of preference) if the candidate of first choice is eliminated during a succession of counts or has more votes than are needed for election.
More example sentences
  • Representatives are elected through proportional representation with a single transferable vote.
  • The system for allocating chairs will be based on an electoral system based on the single transferable vote and if all else fails, then lots will be drawn.
  • Professor Black, who has been clinical vice president of the college for the past three years, took 1803 of the 4193 votes cast by single transferable vote for 11 candidates.

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