single transferable vote

noun
: a vote on a ballot that can be transferred from a candidate of first choice who has already obtained the necessary quota of votes for election to a candidate marked by the voter as second or third choice in order that every vote may count toward the election of a candidate — compare hare system

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single transferable vote see under ↑transfer
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ˌsingle transˌferable ˈvote 7 [single transferable vote] noun singular (politics)
a system for electing representatives in which a person's vote can be given to their second or third choice if their first choice is defeated, or if their first choice wins with more votes than they need

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