Single-Winner Voting System Law and Legal Definition

A single-winner voting system refers to a voting system in which a single person to an office is elected by a predetermined constituency. Unlike other systems, single-winner systems do not require constituencies to be more than a single member. Concentration of the representative-voter link and the relationship of accountability are the characteristics of single-winner voting system. The plurality voting system is a single-winner voting system often used to elect executive officers or to elect members of a legislative assembly which is based on single-member constituencies.