The means by which legislative seats are filled. Compromises three components: a districting system, and electoral formula, and a balloting method. See Majority system, Plurality system, Proportional representation. For further information see the ACE project's Electoral System topic area at http://www.aceproject.org/main/english/es/default.htm
a legal system for making democratic choices
The structures and processes necessary to hold an election including the electoral laws, system of appointment, redistribution and voting.
The City of Toronto uses a first-past-the-post system. In this system, the candidate elected is the one who receives more votes than any other candidate.
The general name for all the rules concerning elections, ie, the voting system, boundaries, registration of electors, candidacy, campaign spending, broadcasting, etc. Specified in the Electoral Act 1993
Also called a "voting system," this is the set of procedures that determine how people are elected to office. These procedures include how the ballot is structured, how people cast their votes, how those votes are counted, and how the winners are determined. Should not be confused with the term "election system" which is a broader term that refers to all the procedures involved in elections, including ballot access, campaign finance laws, etc.
That part of the electoral rules which determines electoral outcomes; chiefly, the electoral formula, the ballot structure, and district magnitude.