electoral system

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electoral system a legal system for making democratic choices
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Usage

In literature:

The electoral system organized by the Constituent Assembly is beginning to take effect.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Once they voted for a system of electors chosen by the State legislatures and twice they voted against such a system.
"The Fathers of the Constitution" by Max Farrand
The situation is complicated by a peculiarity of the electoral system.
"The Cleveland Era" by Henry Jones Ford
Number one, to remodel the electoral system of the holy Roman empire.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The very vices of the present electoral system are a proof of this.
"Considerations on Representative Government" by John Stuart Mill
What was the probable origin of the system of electing the President by electors?
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
The result as regards parties was about as good as with the single electorate system.
"Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government" by T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth
In twenty years more they were in fact recognized as the basis of our electoral system in every English county.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The weak spots in all popular electoral systems are obvious, and the election of representatives is always a subject for jokes and satire.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
There is maintained under it one of the most antiquated and undemocratic electoral systems in Europe.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
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In news:

Electoral College votes by congressional district versus the current winner-take-all system.
We need to reform our electoral system .
'The Campaign' movie review: NOLA-shot political comedy takes on electoral system .
Italy's Electoral System Is Not the Problem.
In a recent local radio interview, a Winthrop professor complained about our "antiquated" electoral system in choosing the president.
He explained that Virginia's electoral voting process was controlled by local and state elite, in "a living voice" system in which one's vote had to be announced publicly.
The electoral consequences of the Court's decision pale in comparison to the implications for the health care system and the scope of federal authority.
AFTER THE SUPREME COURT issued its Citizens United decision in 2010, money poured into the US electoral system like never before.
Following the controversy-crazy US presidential election of 2000, in which the Supreme Court was drafted to determine the outcome, there have been efforts by various groups to reform the country's electoral system.
Every educated American has had to explain to a foreigner, at one point or another, our election system, or, more specifically, the Electoral College.
GRADY COUNTY — One of the worst things about our electoral system is when there isn't a good candidate to vote for.
The author's host 'sister,' Luciana, hasn't given in to cynicism about the electoral system in Brazil.
But electoral dysfunction has always plagued our imperfect system.
'Electoral Dysfunction ' Highlights Peculiarities in American Voting System.
Treadwell's office says the electronic ballot delivery system was developed by Scytl, a company dedicated to electronic voting technology and electoral modernization.
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In science:

We describe a 2-approximation algorithm for this problem for a large class of electoral systems known as scoring rules.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
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