See voting systems to read about other voting and tally methods.
Voters assign a score to each available choice. Unlike a 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.
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.
For more details, see Scored Voting on Wikipedia