Approval Voting

Winner receives the most approvals from voters

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Written by RyanN
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Approval voting is where each voter approves any or all of the candidates during an election. When voting, each voter can vote for any combination of candidates and allocate one or zero votes to each candidate during the voting process. This gives each of the candidates fair representation and a higher chance of winning the approval of the voters.

The Voter approves of as many candidates/options as they wish, by selecting those candidates on the ballot. Voters can only cast one approval vote for each candidate.

NOTE: The Approval voting system is not used to approve individual candidates for positions. The Plurality voting system should be used for approving individuals.

How the Results are Calculated

A simple vote-counting algorithm is used to count the votes cast on the ballots, and the winner is the candidate (or candidates, in the event of a tie) who receives the most approval votes.

See voting systems to read about other voting and tally methods.

For further details visit Approval Voting on Wikipedia

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