Weighted Voting
Assigning weight to voters
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Weighted voting (also known as multiple votes per ballot) allows you to assign weightings to your members. The votes of members with higher weightings will be worth more than the votes of members with lower weightings, so they will have more influence over a vote's results.

Using Weighted Voting

Weighted voting can be used for a variety of applications; weights can be assigned based on:

  • Number or proportion of company shares held

  • Proportional representation of groups of people

  • Number of homes owned as part of a homeowners association

  • Percentage of square feet of property owned as part of a condominium board or strata:

For example, in a condominium board vote, owners may receive one vote for every 1,000 square feet of property they own:

  • John owns 5 units in a building, totaling 18,000 square feet

    • John would be set up with a weighting of 18 votes per vote cast

  • Amanda owns 1 unit for 2,000 square feet

    • Amanda would be set up with a weighting of 2 votes per vote cast

Setting Up Weighted Voting

To set up weighted voting:

  • Go to the Voters page

  • Select Weighted Voting; Ballot IDs will be automatically selected.

  • Choose the Weight Precision of decimal places to be displayed

  • Go to the Voter Information section

  • Add your voter list

  • Enter a Ballot ID for each voter; learn more at Voter Options: Ballot IDs

  • Enter each voter's weighting

  • Each voter must receive a weighting:

Viewing Your Results

When your view your results, ElectionBuddy can show you the results with the weights enabled or disabled:

  • Shows you the total number of votes cast for each choice

  • Tallies the results using the total number of votes cast for each choice

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