The Borda Count is a voting system where voters are asked to number the candidates in order of preference. Where there are n candidates, each candidate receives:

  • n points for every time they are listed as a first preference
  • n-1 points for every second preference
  • n-2 points for ever third preference (and so on...)
  • 1 point for every last preference

In a single position election the candidate with the most points is the winner.


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