Multi-Voting is a voting/brainstorming technique that prioritizes ideas. Its primary goal is to reduce the range of options, thereby preventing “information overload”.
Also known as N/3 voting, in Multi-Voting, N refers to the total number of ideas. Every team member is then given N/3 votes and instructed to vote on the most important ideas; the team member can only assign one vote per idea. E.g., if there are 30 ideas, each team member gets 30/3 or 10 votes each. Since there are less votes then there are ideas, the less important ideas will naturally be “weeded out”, thereby reducing the number of ideas the team must contend with.