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Ranked Voting Reallocation

Winning the election

Candidates win the election by getting a majority of first choice votes cast on election night (50% of votes plus one additional vote).

If no candidate receives a majority of first choice votes, a reallocation occurs. The candidate who receives the fewest number of first choice votes will be eliminated. Votes from the eliminated candidate will then be reallocated to the remaining candidates based on the voter’s next highest choice.

The counting and reallocation continues in rounds until one candidate receives a majority of votes. If only two candidates remain and neither has received a majority of votes cast, then the candidate with the most votes is the winner.