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    • Science
    • Multi voting

    • Multi voting is a simple, structured approach used by teams to select the most significant or highest priority item from a list. The process relies on popular opinion to prioritize projects or elements of projects. It typically follows a Brainstorming session that has generated many ideas.

      How to Conduct Multi voting:

      • List the ideas generated during a brainstorming session. If there are a large number, place the ideas into thematic groups.
      • Agree upon one or more criteria for voting.
      • Based on the identified criteria, have each team member select (vote for) one-third of the ideas, and mark their vote next to the idea on the flipchart.
      • Tally the votes for each idea.
      • Eliminate ideas with the fewest votes. When deciding on ideas to eliminate during a round of voting, use these general parameters.
        Number of participants     Eliminate ideas with less than 'x' votes
        4 to 5   2
        6 to 9   3
        10 to 14   4
        15 or more   5


      • Repeat the voting and elimination process until a workable list of ideas remains. Note: If a number of ideas receive the same low number of votes, another vote may be necessary isolating to those ideas alone.
      • Order the ideas from the final list by number of votes.