- STAR Voting has not demonstrated high or problematic levels of bullet voting. Across the thousands of elections and polls held with STAR, the trend is that the vast majority of voters do vote expressively, scoring multiple candidates. The data shows clear trends that, as you would expect, voters who have multiple candidates on their side are more likely to score multiple candidates than voters who genuinely support only one candidate.
- Because your full vote automatically goes to the finalist you prefer, it’s not only safe to vote your conscience by scoring candidates beyond your favorite if you’d like to, it’s in your best interest to leverage your entire 5-star ballot to show your honest preferences between pairs of candidates if you have any.
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