Voter Information

How to Determine Who is Declared Elected

You will take the total number of votes cast divided by the number of seats available.  Then that total is divided by two and rounded up giving the minimum number of votes needed to win the seats outright without the need for a run-off. If for any reason the candidates do not meet the minimum number of votes, that would constitute a run-off.  Here are some examples to show how the calculation works.

Example One - No Run-off


CandidateNumber of Votes

Candidate A2,509

Candidate B2,860

Candidate C1,985

Candidate D2,173

Candidate E2,948
Step OneTotal Number of Votes13,475




Total Number of Votes13,475

Total Number of Seats3
Step TwoFirst Calculation (13,475 ÷ 3) 4,492




Sum (from above)4,492
Step ThreeFinal Calculation (4,492 ÷ 2) (round up) 2,246 (TOTAL NUMBER NEEDED TO BE DECLARED ELECTED)
Using the example above, Candidate A, B, and E are declared elected.


EXAMPLE TWO - Run-Off Required


CandidateNumber of Votes

Candidate A3,354

Candidate B3,484

Candidate C1,350

Candidate D1,339
Step OneTotal Number of Votes9,527




Total Number of Votes9,527

Total Number of Seats3
Step TwoFirst Calculation (9,527 ÷ 3) 3,176




Sum (from above)3,176
Step ThreeFinal Calculation (3,176 ÷ 2) (round up)1,588 (TOTAL NUMBER NEEDED TO BE DECLARED ELECTED)
Using the example above, Candidate A and B are declared elected, Candidate C and D move forward to the General Election for a run-off for the final seat. Both candidates did not meet the minimum number required to be elected.


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