A candidate for the Maneaba ni Maungatabu will be declared elected in the first round of voting if he/she has received over half the number of valid votes cast. If no candidate has over half, then there must be a run-off election, which is normally held within a week of the first election. In the run-off election only the top candidates from the first election appear on the ballot. In a district with 3 seats vacant, the top five candidates from the first election will go into the run-off election. In a constituency with two seats vacant, the top four candidates will contest the run-off. The same applies for a three-seat constituency in which one candidate has already succeeded in winning more than half the valid votes cast in the first elections and has, therefore, been declared elected. In single seat constituencies, the top three candidates contest the run-off.