Scored Voting

An organization might choose to use the Scored Voting method to allow voters to have more nuance in the expression of their preferences as it better reflects the intensity of a voter's support for multiple candidates or options.

Voting Process

Voters assign a score to each available choice. Unlike Preferential (ranked) voting, the scores do not have to be unique between the available choices. Voters may assign the same or different score to any or all choices on the ballot. All choices must receive a score for the voter to submit the ballot.


Winner Calculations

Results for this voting method can be presented in two ways. ElectionBuddy can report a winner from the available choices, or simply tally the results without declaring a winner.


To determine a winner, an average score is calculated from the total scores received for each choice. The choice with the highest average score is presented as the winner.

See Voting Systems and Calculating Winners to read about other voting and tally methods.

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Apr 25, 2024