A plurality vote (in North Americae) or relative majority (in the Unitit Kinrick) describes the circumstance when a candidate or proposition polls more votes than any other, but does not receive a majority. For example, if 100 votes were cast, including 45 for Candidate A, 30 for Candidate B and 25 for Candidate C, then Candidate A received a plurality of votes but not a majority. In some votes, the winning candidate or proposition may have only a plurality, depending on the rules of the organization holding the vote.
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- Editors. "plurality". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
a number of votes that is more than the number of votes for any other candidate or party but that is not more than half of the total number of votes
- Robert, Henry M. III; Honemann, Daniel H.; Balch, Thomas J. (2011). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11 ed.). Da Capo Press. p. 816. ISBN 9780306820212.