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TOPIC: Confused between Majority & Plurality methods of Voting

Confused between Majority & Plurality methods of Voting 2 years 1 month ago #14818

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Hello All,
I'm really confused with the definitions of Majority vs Plurality methods of voting as they are specified in PMBOK and RMC

Majority I understand is - Group chooses a decision that more than half of its members support
but Plurality - Group go with the decision that has larges number of supporters .. isn't it the same as Majority then?

Thank you in advance for your response

Pooja

Confused between Majority & Plurality methods of Voting 2 years 1 month ago #14820

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A majority is more than 50%, but if you have more than two issues it changes.
If issues one takes 40% and issue two takes 20%, and issue three takes 30%, there is no majority of greater than 50%. Thus the greater plurality is Issue one at 40%.
In sum, a plurality requires more than two. You can think of voting when you have multiple candidates.
Make sense?
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Confused between Majority & Plurality methods of Voting 2 years 1 month ago #14824

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Thank you ! Yes that makes sense .. So plurality applies when majority cannot be applied ! Is that correct statement?

Confused between Majority & Plurality methods of Voting 2 years 1 month ago #14828

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Yes, or stated another way, a plurality applies with more than two views.
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