D’Hondt method

A procedure in non-STV pro-rep elections to evenly distribute seats where insufficient parties have won the normal quota of votes to claim the full number of seats available. Rather than unfairly distributing the final seats to the next more successful parties albeit still below a quota (and thus at a cheaper ‘price’), a complex algorithm is applied to work out a lower new quota of votes, where all seats are distributed for the same number of votes, with no party having a new quota remaining.