Share This Article:

Economic Definition of principle of the median voter. Defined.

Offline Version: PDF

Term principle of the median voter Definition: A voting principle stating that the median voter determines the outcome of an election governed by majority rule. The median voter is the one with an equal number of voters on either side of the vote. As such, the vote cast by THE median voter is the deciding or majority vote. However, this median voter's preference might not generate the best, that is, efficient, result.


« principle of minimum differences | print and mint »


Alphabetical Reference to Over 2,000 Economic Terms