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Encyclopedia > Hare Quota

The Hare quota is a formula used to calculate the minimum number, or quota, of votes required to capture a seat in some forms of single transferable vote or largest remainder method party-list proportional representation voting systems. It is named after Thomas Hare.

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Typically its effect is kinder to smaller parties than using the Droop quota or Imperiali quota. It produces larger numerical quotas, which has the effect of increasing the number of candidates elected without receiving a full quota.

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 Seats, Quotas and Voting Rules (1418 words) If there are 100 voters and 5 seats, the quota is 20 and all 100 ballots are needed to elect 5 reps. This is called either the simple quota or the Hare quota. The failure of Hare quota to empower the majority would lead to more serious political turmoil than the failure of Droop quota to represent a minority. In that case the candidate with the lowest percentage of her quota is eliminated.
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