1. Contest in which multiple candidates are elected to fill a specified number of seats.
Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), https://pages.nist.gov/ElectionGlossary/
2. Contest in which multiple candidates can run, up to a specified number of seats. Voters may vote for no more than the specified number of candidates. Version 1.0 Volume I: Voting System Performance Guidelines Appendix A: Glossary A-13.
: Glossary of terms database, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, https://www.eac.gov/glossary/