Used to elect single or multiple candidates for a position.
Instead of selecting options on a ballot, you rank candidates in order of most preferred to least preferred.
Not all candidates need to be ranked, but rankings can only be used once (for example, two candidates cannot receive a ranking of "1").
Can be used for electing board, committee, and executive members (e.g., President, Vice-President).
Votes are assigned to candidates based on voter preference (i.e. a candidate who received a "most preferred" rank will receive one vote from that voter).
When multiple vacancies are available for a position (i.e. multiple candidates are being elected), Single Transferable Vote (STV) is used to calculate the vote redistribution through rounds.
The candidate(s) with the most votes at the end of the vote wins.
Used to elect a single candidate for a position.
Can also be used to run rating scale questions where there is no winner elected (i.e. you are running a survey).
Instead of selecting options on a ballot, you score/rate candidates/options on a given scale.
All candidates/options must be scored/rated, but the same scores/ratings can be used more than once (for example, two candidates can receive the same score of "1").
It's good for electing board, committee, and executive members (e.g., President, Vice-President), as well as running survey, collecting feedback, and approving new members into your organization.
When being used to elect a winner, the candidate with the highest average score is the winner.
When not being used to elect a winner, the total vote breakdown is displayed for your interpretation.