11 relations: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, Electoral system, Henry Watson Fowler, Plurality opinion, Plurality voting, Plurality-at-large voting, Runner-up, Spoiler effect, Supermajority, Voting, William Poundstone.
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926), by Henry Watson Fowler (1858–1933), is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing.
An electoral system is a set of rules that determines how elections and referendums are conducted and how their results are determined.
Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language.
A plurality opinion is in certain legal systems the opinion from a group of judges, often in an appellate court, in which no single opinion supports a majority of the court.
Plurality voting is an electoral system in which each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the candidate who polls the most among their counterparts (a plurality) is elected.
Plurality-at-large voting, also known as block vote or multiple non-transferable vote (MNTV), is a non-proportional voting system for electing several representatives from a single multimember electoral district using a series of check boxes and tallying votes similar to a plurality election.
The spoiler effect is the effect of vote splitting between candidates or ballot questions who often have similar ideologies.
A supermajority or supra-majority or a qualified majority, is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level of support which is greater than the threshold of one-half used for majority.
Voting is a method for a group, such as, a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion, usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns.
William Poundstone is an American author, columnist, and skeptic.