I'm trying to use the questionnaire activity to record votes in a proportional representation election. I use the rate scale question (no duplicates). Assume 4 candidates in the election, and that voters vote 1,2,3,4. All goes well, votes are cast and I can see how each individual voter ranks the 4 candidates. If need be, results can be downloaded to Excel and responses sorted etc., then determine if someone has reached the quota and is elected – or alternatively if the bottom candidate(s) should be eliminated and his/her votes distributed among the remaining candidates – happy to do all this work in Excel, even though I have an inkling that some universities/colleges may have used Moodle to assist with voting in student union elections, especially in the last few months (Covid). Perhaps those institutions have enhanced existing plugins or developed new plugins for this purpose.
My only problem is that the settings I've chosen force voters to rank all 4 candidates 1, 2, 3, 4 – voters must vote for ALL 4 candidates when in reality some voters may want to give a vote to 2 or 3 candidates, and ignore the others. Have I missed a setting or has anyone any ideas re a work-around.
Thanks very much.