Electoral process

D'Hondt simulation method

The allocation of seats based on the results of the voting shall be carried out using the D'Hondt formula: the number of votes obtained by each candidacy shall be divided by 1, 2, 3, etc. up to a number equal to the number of seats corresponding to the constituency, forming a table similar to the one that appears in the practical example. The Seats are attributed to the candidatures which obtain the greatest quotients, in decreasing order.

The Seats corresponding to each candidacy are awarded to the candidates included in said candidacy, in order of appearance.

Practical example: 480,000 valid votes issued in an electoral district that elects eight Members of Parliament. Voting is divided among six candidacies: A, B, C, D, E, F.

A (168.000 v.) B (104.000 v.) C (72.000 v.) D (64.000 v.) E (40.000 v.) F (32.000 v.)
División 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
A 168.000 84.000 56.000 42.000 33.600 28.000 24.000 21.000
B 104.000 52.000> 34.666 26.000 20.800 17.333 14.857 13.000
C 72.000 36.000 24.000 18.000 14.400 12.000 10.285 9.000
D 64.000 32.000 21.333 16.000 12.800 10.666 9.142 8.000
E 40.000 20.000 13.333 10.000 8.000 6.666 5.714 5.000
E 32.000 16.000 10.666 8.000 6.400 5.333 4.571 4.000

Candidacy A obtains four Seats, candidacy B obtains two Seats and candidacies C and D obtain one Seat each.

When two quotients on the quotient list corresponding to different candidacies coincide, the Seat shall be allocated to the candidacy which obtained the highest number of votes. If there were two candidacies with the same number of votes, the first tie would be resolved by a draw and the successive ties would be resolved alternatively.

PERCENTAGE OF VOTES REQUIRED FOR THE ALLOCATION OF SEATS

In the Elections to the Assembly of Madrid, only those lists which have obtained, at least, 5 percent of the valid votes issued (section 18.2 of the Electoral Law of the Community of Madrid) shall be considered.