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A system of voting in an election in which each voter is allowed a number of votes, and may give them all to one candidate or divide them among several.
- ‘And then, when we saw the recent controversy, it wasn't jury nullification or even cumulative voting that got him in trouble.’
- ‘Illinois at the time operated under a unique system of electing its representatives, called cumulative voting.’
- ‘There's cumulative voting, in which you cast multiple votes, choosing either to divide them among different candidates or pile them all on one name.’
- ‘Just giving voters cumulative voting rights (where they can get all their votes to one candidate in a multi-member district) is the easiest way to get PR.’
- ‘The essence of cumulative voting is that, on the election of the directors, each voting share is allocated a number of votes equivalent to the number of directors to be elected.’
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