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(changed "cardinal ratings" to "range voting" wherever I could find it on the page)
'''Range voting''', or '''ratings summation''', or '''average voting''', or '''cardinal ratings''' is a [[voting system]] used for single
== Voting ==
Range voting uses a [[ratings ballot]]; that is, each voter rates each candidate with a number. In "pure
Range voting in which only two different votes may be submitted (0 and 1, for example) is equivalent to [[approval voting]].
Range voting satisfies the [[monotonicity criterion]].
== Counting the Votes ==
The scores for each candidate are summed, and the
Another method of counting is to find the [[median]] score of each candidate, and elect the candidate with the highest median score
In general, the optimal strategy for range voting is to vote it identically to approval voting, so that all candidates are given either the maximum score or the minimum score. For more detailed strategies, see [[approval voting]].
Range voting assumes that voters are actually expressing their personal feelings rather than doing everything they can to cause their most favored outcomes.▼