Electoral system for national legislature - Kiribati

Country: 
Kiribati
Question: 
Electoral system for national legislature
Answer: 
TRS
Source: 

Kiribati, Laws of Kiribati, Revised Edition 1979; “Chapter 29b Elections (Elections Regulations)”, accessed 15 April 2020

Declaration of result

25. When the result of the poll has been ascertained, the Electoral Officer of result shall forthwith declare to be elected the candidate, or in the case of an election for which 2 or 3 members are to be elected, the 2 or 3 candidates as the case may be, for whom the greatest number of votes have been cast, and shall also declare the number of votes for each and every candidate, whether elected or not:

Provided that the Electoral Officer shall not declare any candidate to be elected unless the number of votes cast in favour of that candidate is in excess of one-half of the total number of ballot papers counted in accordance with regulation 19.

Further election in certain circumstances

26. (2) Where another election is to be held by virtue of the operation of the proviso to regulation 25, of the candidates who failed to secure a number of votes in excess of one-half of the total number of ballot papers counted, the following shall be entitled to be candidates at such election -

(a) where 1 vacancy remains to be filled, the 3 candidates for whom the greatest number of votes were cast in the 1st election;

(b) where 2 vacancies remain to be filled, the 4 candidates for whom the greatest number of votes were cast in the 1st election;

(c) where 3 vacancies remain to be filled, the 5 candidates for whom the greatest number of votes were cast in the 1st election, and

in ascertaining the candidates for whom the greatest number of votes were cast for the purpose of this paragraph, a candidate who received a number of votes in excess of one-half of the total number of ballot papers counted and thereby was declared to be elected in the 1st election shall be ignored, and where there is an equality of votes between candidates such that a determination of the correct number of candidates for whom the greatest number of votes were cast is not possible, all of the candidates between whom there was the equality of votes shall be candidates.