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Borda Technique

The Borda technique assigns ranks to decision alternatives based on the rationale that the higher the position of an alternative plan on the voter’s list, the higher the rank assigned. The voting position of an alternative is determined by adding the ranks for each alternative from every voter using the Borda vote aggregation function. The winner is an alternative that receives the highest score calculated, such that all alternatives are assigned a score starting with 0 for the least favorable solution, 1 for the second worst, 2 for the third worst, and so on. all scores are weighted by the number of voters, resulting in the Borda score for each alternative. This type of vote aggregation prevents a contentious alternative, that ranks very high with some group members and very low with others, from winning, and promotes a consensus alternative.

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