ElectionBuddy supports the use of weighted voting.

Weighted voting (also known as multiple votes per ballot) is a way of allowing one person to have more influence on an election. With weighted ballots, you can ensure that, for certain voters, their vote has more impact (their single "vote" is worth more votes per ballot) than other voters who have a lower weighting (their single "vote" is worth fewer votes per ballot).

Using Weighted Voting

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

    • many condominium board's bylaws state that the number of votes someone receives is set by how many square feet of property they own

As an example, in a condominium board election, owners receive one vote for every 1,000 sf of property they own:

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

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

  • Amanda owns 1 unit for 2,000 sf

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

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