Second Ballot (Run-Off Election)
- Meaning of Second Ballot (Run-Off Election)
This is an electoral system in which the two candidates that secured the highest number of votes (in the first voting) are made to face one another in the second round of voting (second ballot) at a later date, and the candidate with the highest number of votes will be declared the winner.
The voters who supported the other candidate who is no longer in the contest can switch their votes to either of the two leading contestants. A second ballot is an abbreviated form of a repeated ballot system.
Merits of Second Ballot:
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