## How is Hare quota calculated?

In these voting systems the quota is the minimum number of votes required for a party or candidate to capture a seat, and the Hare quota is the total number of votes divided by the number of seats.

## What is the Hare formula?

The Hare quota is the oldest and simplest of the quotas: it is simply the total number of valid votes divided by the number of seats at stake in a constituency. The denominator is the number of seats contested. The Droop quota divides the total number of votes by the number of seats plus 1.

**How does the D Hondt system work?**

The D’Hondt method minimizes the number of votes that need to be left aside so that the remaining votes are represented exactly proportionally. Only the D’Hondt method (and methods equivalent to it) minimizes this disproportionality.

**What is electoral quota?**

An electoral quota is an election threshold. Types of electoral quotas: Hare quota.

### What is the the electoral college?

When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people called electors. The number of electors each state gets is equal to its total number of Senators and Representatives in Congress. A total of 538 electors form the Electoral College. Each elector casts one vote following the general election.

### Who Exercise casting votes?

A casting vote is typically by the presiding officer of a council, legislative body, committee, etc., and may only be exercised to break a deadlock.

**How are parliament seats allocated?**

Seats are distributed among the provinces in proportion to population, as determined by each decennial census, subject to the following exceptions made by the constitution. Firstly, the “senatorial clause” guarantees that each province will have at least as many MPs as senators.

**How do MEPs get elected?**

When the European Parliament (then known as the Common Assembly of the ECSC) first met in 1952, its members were directly appointed by the governments of member states from among those already sitting in their own national parliaments. Since 1979, however, MEPs have been elected by direct universal suffrage.

## What is gender quota?

A gender quota is a tool used by countries and parties to increase women’s representation in legislature. Women are largely underrepresented in parliaments and account for a 25.8% average in parliaments globally. As of November 2021, gender quotas have been adopted in 132 countries.

## How India President is elected?

The President is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Pondicherry.

**What is Condorcet winner?**

The Condorcet winner is the person who would win a two-candidate election against each of the other candidates in a plurality vote.

**What is Hare and Niemeyer?**

It was used from 1987 to 2008 to allocate seats in the German Bundestag. The method is named after its developers: Thomas Hare (a British lawyer, 1806-1891) and Horst Niemeyer (a German mathematician, 1931-2007).

### What is the largest remainder method in a general election?

The largest remainder method requires the numbers of votes for each party to be divided by a quota representing the number of votes required for a seat (i.e. usually the total number of votes cast divided by the number of seats, or some similar formula).

### What is the Hare-Clark electoral system?

Hare-Clark is a type of single transferable vote electoral system of proportional representation used for elections in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. The method for the distribution of preferences is similar to other voting systems in Australia, such as for the Australian Senate .

**What is the Hare method?**

The method is named after its developers: Thomas Hare (a British lawyer, 1806-1891) and Horst Niemeyer (a German mathematician, 1931-2007). The latter proposed it for use in the German federal elections of 1970.