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Definition: A plurality electoral system is an electoral system in which candidates can win seats without receiving a majority of the votes. Most plurality electoral systems use single-member electoral districts, whose boundaries must be changed from time to time to remain relatively equal in population.

In a plurality electoral system, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes wins, but does not have to have a majority.

There are five main types of plurality electoral systems:

 

 

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