Definition of single transferable vote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


single transferable vote

BrE BrE//ˌsɪŋɡl trænsˌfɜːrəbl ˈvəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪŋɡl trænsˌfɜːrəbl ˈvoʊt//
[singular] (politics)
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a system for electing representatives in which a person’s vote can be given to their second or third choice if their first choice is defeated, or if their first choice wins with more votes than they need
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: single transferable vote