Reforms

The Center for Election Science promotes cardinal voting methods, i.e. those where candidates are rated on a scale, as the fairest and simplest. We focus our reform efforts primarily on approval voting--the simplest cardinal voting method and, arguably, the simplest voting system of all.

Approval Voting Ballot

Approval voting is a single-winner voting method that allows voters to vote for any number of candidates. The candidate with the most votes wins.

 

 

 

Score Voting ballot, scale of 0 to 2Score voting (sometimes called range voting) is a single-winner voting method where voters rate each candidate on a scale. The candidate with the highest rating wins.

 

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Take a look at where score voting and approval voting are used today.

 

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