A voting system in which the candidate with the most votes is elected whether or not that person has more than half the votes counted. This system is used in many countries including the UK, USA, NZ, and Canada.
the common term for the current electoral system in British Columbia. Voters choose one candidate in each electoral district, and the candidate with the most votes wins that district's seat.
Term used to describe the UK's parliamentary election system. It means a candidate only needs a simple majority - more votes than his or her rivals - to be elected.