Scored Voting Systems

Voting Process

Voters assign a score to each candidate or option in a list based on their preference for that candidate/option. Unlike a Preferential (ranked)ballot, however, the scores that are assigned do not have to be unique among the items on the ballot. Voters may assign the same score to any (or all) of the options on the ballot, or they may choose to assign unique scores to each option. All options on the ballot must receive a score for the voter to be able to submit the ballot.

How the results are calculated

Results for this voting method can be calculated one of two ways. You can have the election function as a true election, where The Voting Vault selects a winner from each of the options, or have it function as a survey, where the scores are tallied for each option without selecting a winner: