Plurality Voting System Law and Legal Definition

The plurality voting system is a single-winner voting system. This system is often used to elect executive officers or members of a legislative assembly which is based on single-member constituencies. It is also known as simple plurality. Under this system, a single winner is chosen in a given constituency by having more votes than any other individual representative. There is no requirement that the winner gain a majority of votes. Each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate and the candidate who represents a plurality of voters or who receives the largest number of votes will be the winner. This makes the plurality voting system among the simplest of all voting systems for voters and vote counting officials.