Feature Focus: Approval Voting

January 10, 2012

We’ve already looked Plurality VotingPreferential Voting, as well as how to organize a Referendum in ElectionBuddy. Approval voting is another election type that is supported in ElectionBuddy, and that’s what we’ll hone in on this Feature Focus.

Approval voting is an election method that lets voters vote for (or approve of) as many of the candidates as they wish. The winners is the candidate receiving the most votes. More information can be found at the Wikipedia article on approval voting, but it’s pretty self-explanatory.

Approval voting is beneficial for re-electing a group of people. If your organization uses a “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, approval voting might be the way to go for keeping, for example a group of board members.

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