The Borda Count Method

This is how it works:

The Borda Count is a single-winner election method in which voters rank options or candidates in order of preference. The Borda Count determines the outcome of a debate or the winner of an election by giving each candidate, for each ballot, a number of points corresponding to the number of candidates ranked lower.

Example:

So if we are trying to decide which people like more between Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade, we could use this method in helping us find that out. I would ask different people on their opinions mark it down. If you would say that Lemonade is your favorite, you would give Lemonade 4 points, if Strawberry Lemonade was your 2nd favorite, you would give Strawberry 3 points. Say that Cherry Lemonade was your 3rd favorite, you would give it 2 points, and say Raspberry Lemonade is your least favorite so you would give it 1 point. So I recorded Tyler's opinions and he has 4 points for Lemonade, 1 point for Strawberry Lemonade, 2 points for Cherry Lemonade, and 3 points for Raspberry Lemonade. I then move onto Christopher. He has 2 points for Lemonade, 1 point for Strawberry Lemonade, 4 points for Cherry Lemonade, and 3 points to Raspberry Lemonade. Lastly, I chose 2 points for Lemonade, 1 point for Strawberry Lemonade, 4 points for Cherry Lemonade, and 3 points for Raspberry Lemonade. After I gathered everybody's data and information, I add them all up separately. So Lemonade had 8 total points, 3 total points for Strawberry Lemonade, 10 total points for Cherry Lemonade, and 9 total points for Raspberry Lemonade . So Cherry Lemonade got 1st, Raspberry Lemonade got 2nd, Lemonade got 3rd, and Strawberry Lemonade got 4th. And that is how you use the Borda Count Method.