Margins can refer to
- Most generally, the difference in amount of something (usually a vote total) between two things.
- The measure of defeat strength for Category:Pairwise counting-based voting methods,
This article discusses the first definition.
Example[edit | edit source]
If candidate A has 30 votes and B has 29 votes, then A has a margin of 1 vote over B.
Notes[edit | edit source]
In the two-candidate case, both Score voting and FPTP (or voting methods equivalent to them in the two-candidate case) will yield the same margins when all voters are strategic.