Elections

Some articles on election, elections:

Single Transferable Vote - Counting The Votes - Setting The Quota
... In an STV election, a candidate requires a certain minimum number of votes – the quota (or threshold) – to be elected ... The Droop quota is an extension of requiring a 50% + 1 majority in single winner elections ... at most 3 people can have 25% + 1 in 3 winner elections, 9 can have 10% + 1 in 9 winner elections, and so on ...
Single Transferable Vote - History and Current Use
... The system remained unused in real elections until 1855, when Carl Andræ proposed a transferable vote system for elections in Denmark ... and by 1866 it was also adapted for indirect elections to the second chamber, the Landsting, until 1915 ... This is unnecessary in modern STV elections, however, as an individual voter can discover how their vote was ultimately distributed by viewing detailed election ...
Tuesday - Common Occurrences - United States
... Tuesday is the usual day for elections in the United States ... Federal elections take place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November this date was established by a law of 1845 for presidential elections (specifically for ... However, political scientists today suggest that moving elections to a day such as Sunday might increase voter turnout, as the employed would have an easier time voting ...
Events Held On Thursdays - Elections in The United Kingdom
... In the United Kingdom, all general elections since 1935 have been held on a Thursday, and this has become a tradition, although not a requirement of the law — which only states that an ... has also been observed that the choice has practical advantages — with the outcome of the election being known by Friday, the new or continuing administration then has the ... Additionally, local elections are usually held on the first Thursday in May ...
Zev Yaroslavsky - Board of Supervisors - Elections
... Edelman did not seek re-election in 1994 ... In his 2006 re-election race he ran against David Hernandez, a Republican and retired insurance adjuster who campaigned to keep the cross on the Los Angeles County Seal, and Randy Springer ... Yaroslavsky won the election, receiving 70.49% of the vote in the primary ...

Famous quotes containing the word elections:

    In my public statements I have earnestly urged that there rested upon government many responsibilities which affect the moral and spiritual welfare of our people. The participation of women in elections has produced a keener realization of the importance of these questions and has contributed to higher national ideals. Moreover, it is through them that our national ideals are ingrained in our children.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)

    Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)