They then ranked equally in sharing their father's estate, but if not adopted, the wife's children divided and took first choice.
Abram thereupon proposed to Lot that they should separate, and allowed his nephew the first choice.
Within these limits, the first choice falls on large and well-known creatures which every one can recognize and desires to see.
The Illinois State Convention of the Republican party, held at Decatur on the 9th and 10th of May 1860, amid great enthusiasm declared Abraham Lincoln its first choice for the presidential nomination, and instructed the delegation to the National Convention to cast the vote of the state as a unit for him.
In 1909 a direct primary elections law was passed which required a majority of all votes to nominate, and, to make a majority possible, provided for preferential (or second-choice) voting, such votes to be canvassed and added to the first-choice vote for each candidate if there be no majority by the first-choice vote.