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cumulative voting

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noun
  1. a system that gives each voter as many votes as there are persons to be elected from one representative district, allowing the voter to accumulate them on one candidate or to distribute them.

Origin of cumulative voting

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for cumulative voting

cumulative voting

noun
  1. a system of voting in which each elector has as many votes as there are candidates in his constituency. Votes may all be cast for one candidate or distributed among several
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