There’s the right voting method, the wrong voting method, and the Electoral College. I kid, I’m a kidder. Seriously though, there’s more to voting methods than simple majority and when it comes to nonprofits, it pays to know your options.
One of the most versatile options is Ranked Choice Voting, which allows voters to rank candidates/options by order of choice so that even if a first choice doesn’t win, their vote becomes anything moot.
I published an article today at ArtsHacker that provides additional details along with some terrific resources from FairVote.com. You can learn more about how this option works in both single and multiple choice scenarios, the latter of which is tailor-made for representative musician elections. I’m looking at you AFM.