What is it called when fewer votes are cast farther down a ballot?
When fewer votes are cast farther down a ballot it is known as ballot fatigue. This happens mainly when the ballots are complex, and the higher-ranking offices are located at the top of the ballot.
What is it called when a person votes in an election using a ballot obtained from his county election officer either in person beforehand or by mail?
When a person votes in an election using a ballot obtained from his county election officer either in person beforehand or by mail what is it called?
Warren G. Harding received the Republican Party Presidential Nomination at the 1920 Republican National Convention after the shift of some of the votes on the tenth ballot. The person with the most delegate votes on each ballot was... 1st ballot - Leonard Wood - 29.22% 2nd ballot - Leonard Wood - 29.42% 3rd ballot - Leonard Wood - 30.79% 4th ballot - Leonard Wood - 31.96% 5th ballot - Frank Lowden - 30.79% 6th ballot…
He was elected on the third ballot but, since the votes were so close to the runner up, he requested a 4th ballot to confirm the election. This according to a journal left by a cardinal in attendance at the conclave who has since passed away. That runner up, by the way, is our current Pope Francis. Officially, Benedict was elected on the 4th ballot.