POLYAS Election Glossary

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Base count

The base count is the reference value used to calculate the results. The value chosen will influence the percentage results and majorities. For example, if calculations are based on the number of voters, the reference value (100%, total, or denominator) is all of the potentially eligible voters for this ballot.

See also: Majority vote, Election results

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