The Electoral Process

The Electoral Process - Proportional Representation Parties...

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The Electoral Process First Past the Post Whoever has more than anybody else Run- Off After first round of elections, a second round of elections is run between fewer candidates if no one captures the majority Preferential If a majority is not captured, then the person with the lowest amount of votes is knocked out Candidates then receive the second vote from voters from the candidate knocked out If a majority is still not captured, then the person with the lowest amount of votes is knocked out Candidates then receive the second vote from voters from the candidate knocked out Basically, voters can vote for a second guy if their first choice gets knocked out
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Unformatted text preview: Proportional Representation Parties get percentage of seats based on percentage of votes Consiglio Di Stato o Executive council has 6 members o Candidates come from 11 different parties o Each voter gets 5 votes, one for each member of the council Gran Consiglio o 90 members o 11 parties o Each voter gets one party vote 90 candidate votes Hare Method- Consiglio Di Stato and Gran Consiglio o Votes divided by number of seats o Thus, it determines the proportions of what parties get what...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSCI 1024 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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