Sorry, I didn't see an appropriate forum for this question so I picked the best I could. Moderates can move as needed I hope.
on the flyer (http://electology.org/sites/default/files/flyer_approval_voting_double-s...) It uses the term plurality voting for our current system. Basically this means the most votes wins. Isn't this true for approval voting? I am confused why "Plurality Voting" was selected as the opposing name for the voting system most commonly used. I have found it difficult myself to find a simple descriptive name. First past the post, majority takes all, and others have been used.
I believe I am going to start using a more concise rhetorical device when discussing our current system. I plan to call it:
Restrictive Choice Voting
This will not get me hung up on whether a majority is required or not and focuses on the important aspect of our system which is limiting choices. The problem Approval Voting fixes.
I am posting this here because others may understand what I am dealing with better. They may know proper wording or have come up with a better name. I am not really looking for the best nomenclature here to most accurately describe and label our standard voting system, although I am interested in that, but instead I am looking for an appropriate rhetorical PR device.
If this has already been well hashed out and I just missed it I apologize. I was trying to answer a question today and just fell short of a short and helpful label to call our voting system.