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ranked-choice voting

[ rangkt-chois-voh-ting ]
/ ˈræŋktˈtʃɔɪs ˌvoʊ tɪŋ /
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noun
a voting system in which voters rank candidates as their first choice, second choice, etc.: If no candidate gets enough votes in the first round, the one in last place is eliminated and the remaining ones move to the next round, in which votes for the eliminated candidate are transferred to the voters' second choice. Abbreviation: RCV
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Also called ranked vot·ing [rangkt-voh-ting], /ˈræŋkt ˌvoʊ tɪŋ/, choice vot·ing [chois-voh-ting]. /ˈtʃɔɪs ˌvoʊ tɪŋ/.

Origin of ranked-choice voting

First recorded in 1970–75

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