# Coombs' method

• electoral systems part of the politics series plurality/majoritarian plurality first-past-the-post single non-transferable vote limited voting plurality-at-large (block voting) general ticket multi-round voting two-round exhaustive ballot ranked / preferential systems instant-runoff (alternative vote) contingent vote coombs' method condorcet methods (copeland's, dodgson's, kemeny–young, minimax, nanson's, ranked pairs, schulze, alternative smith) borda count bucklin voting oklahoma primary electoral system preferential block voting cardinal / graded systems score voting approval voting (unified primary) satisfaction approval voting majority judgment star voting proportional representation party-list (open lists, closed lists, local lists) highest averages (d'hondt, sainte-laguë, huntington–hill) largest remainder (hare, droop, imperiali, hagenbach-bischoff) proportional forms of instant runoff voting single transferable vote (gregory, wright) proportional forms of condorcet methods cpo-stv schulze stv proportional forms of approval voting proportional approval voting sequential proportional approval voting biproportional apportionment fair majority voting mixed systems mixed-member proportional additional member system parallel voting (mixed-member majoritarian) scorporo majority bonus alternative vote plus dual-member proportional rural–urban proportional other systems and related theory cumulative voting binomial voting proxy voting delegated voting random selection (sortition, random ballot) comparison of electoral systems social choice theory arrow's theorem gibbard–satterthwaite theorem public choice theory politics portal vt

coombs' method (or the coombs rule)[1] is a ranked voting system created by clyde coombs used for single-winner elections. similarly to instant-runoff voting, it uses candidate elimination and redistribution of votes cast for that candidate until one candidate has a majority of votes.

• procedures
• an example
• use
• potential for strategic voting