Notes[edit | edit source]
Some voting methods allow voters to have multiple 1st choices, using equal ranking. The two main ways of dealing with this are to treat the voter as giving full support to each 1st choice (similar to Approval voting) or to consider them as having "split" one unit or vote of support between each 1st choice candidate (similar to cumulative voting)
Multi-winner case[edit | edit source]
Instead of looking only at 1st choices, it is useful to instead look at each voter's [number of winners] most-preferred candidates, because these are the candidates they would choose to fill all of the seats if they could. See solid coalition.