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For a city or town that holds a primary election for city or town council, the majority of votes cast is determined by the following:
• Calculate the total number of actual votes cast for all candidates for that office, whose names were lawfully on the ballot.
• Divide that sum by the number of seats to be filled for the office.
• Divide that result by two and round it to the highest whole number.
A proposition must receive more "yes" votes than "no" votes in order to pass. For example: if 1,000 ballots are cast, with 490 "yes" and 489 "no" votes, the proposition passes. (sometimes not everyone chooses to vote on propositions)