Weighted voting in NemoVote

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In this article of our knowledge base we will go into details on how to use NemoVote with weighted voting. Many organisations have some sort of weighted voting system, where different members/voters get a different weight for their vote. That means for example that some member’s vote could count 3x while others could count only 1x.

In NemoVote the weight distribution is happening on the basis of voter lists. The admin can assign a weight to a specific voter list. All voters on that voter list with then get their weight applied to them.

A voter can have several weights applied to them if they are member of different voting lists. For example a voter can be part of voting list 1 that has a weight of 1 and simultaneously be member of voter list 2 that has a weight of 5.

What weights can you attribute to voter lists?

A weight is any full number above 1. That means if a voter list has the weight 2, voters of that list will counted double compared to voter list with the weight 1 and so on. 

How is the weight counted?

Above there is a screenshot of a vote that was set up in the following way: three voter lists where eligible for the vote, two had the weight 1 and one had the weight 4. Let’s click on “Show detailed data to get a clearer image.

So, each voting list had two voters; this means that the “vote” button was pressed six times, as 6/6 votes where submitted. In the table you can see that for each voter list the two voters submitted their votes (Sum = 6). Now the total number of votes is calculated with applying the weight: 2 + 2 + 8 (2votes x4(weight)) making a total number of votes of 12. That total votes (after weighting) is now calculated into the percentage shown above.

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