Score voting

Score voting or range voting[1][2] is an electoral system for single-seat elections, in which voters give each candidate a score, the scores are added (or averaged),[3][4] and the candidate with the highest total is elected. It has been described by various other names including evaluative voting,[5] utilitarian voting,[5] interval measure voting,[6] the point system, ratings summation, 0-99 voting, average voting[citation needed] and utility voting. It is a type of cardinal voting electoral system, and aims to implement the utilitarian social choice rule.

On a score ballot, the voter scores all the candidates

Score voting should be distinguished from positional voting systems, such as the Borda count: in score voting, each voter is free to give any score to any candidate; in positional voting, the score that each voter gives to each candidate is uniquely determined by the candidate's rank in the voter's ballot.