- less than half of the total votes cast but more than the minimum required to win, as when there are more than two candidates or choices.
- less than half the number of voters registered.
Compare absolute majority.
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Examples from the Web for simple majority
That's the only kind of vote that Harry Reid & Co. would seek to permit passage on a simple-majority basis.The Nuclear Senate
July 15, 2013