Last modified on July 13, 2016, at 19:55


A supermajority is a majority in a body of voters that exceeds one more than fifty percent (simple majority). It is often a term associated with Congress and is usually 3/5 or 2/3.

Examples of Congressional Votes that Require a Supermajority

Unlike a regular bill, more important votes in Congress require a supermajority. These include:


US Government Info: The Supermajority Vote