list system

A system of voting for public officers. 26 Am J2d Elect § 273. Under this system, the names of candidates are put on the ballot in lists or blocks, so that those of similar views are grouped together. The elector has but one vote to cast and he casts it for one candidate on one of the lists. This vote counts one in determining how many candidates the adherents of that list are to elect and it also counts one toward the election of a single candidate on that list. The proportion of the total vote which is cast for a single list determines the number of representatives which are chosen from that list; and when that number has been determined, the highest candidates on the list are chosen. Thus an elector may vote for a candidate who is defeated, yet at the same time further the election of another candidate from the same list of the party. 26 Am J2d Elect § 273.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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