Approval and LO2E

David Catchpole s349436 at
Sun Nov 1 20:10:04 PST 1998

On Fri, 30 Oct 1998 DEMOREP1 at wrote:

> Mr. Cretney wrote in part-
> I'm referring to the idea that if no candidate wins a majority "YES" vote, the
> election does not produce a winner.  If you don't like the term "voiding" the
> election, please suggest a different one.  I have struggled to find a better
> term myself.
> ---
> D- In such a case, there is no election (being that election means making a
> choice by the electors involved - the public voters on election day or the
> members of a legislative body (when they elect a presiding officer for
> example)).  Thus, "nonelection" might suffice.

"Void" is the correct term in electoral law.

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