How to Use Multivoting
Start with a list of options. (Typically, the options are the result of a brainstorming session and options will be on a whiteboard or shared central point of the meeting room).
Clarify all options for participants – allow them to ask questions to clarify, but this is not a time for evaluation of the ideas
Number each option so that the participants can easily identify them
Determine the number of votes that each person gets. The general rule of thumb is 1⁄4 of the total options. Example, if there are 20 options, each participant gets 5 votes.
Each participant silently, individually makes their selections
Each participant identifies their votes (e.g. on the whiteboard)
Prioritize the list based upon the number of votes received for each option
Pro Tips for Multivoting
• Before Multivoting, you can combine similar ideas to avoid confusion and overlap
• Participants can identify their selections using a sticky dot or by placing a checkmark next to
each. This provides a visual of the prioritization from the group.
• Use your best judgment. This is not a scientific tool and must be used in conjunction with critical thinking!
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